Tech Times on July 3, 2022, 03:17 pm.
Tech giant Apple has started requiring its employees to return to the office after two years of remote work due to the COVID-19 Pandemic The requirement for in-person work has been in the works for months.
In-person work should be gradual and employees should be allowed to go to the office one day per week, increasing it to three days per week eventually.
Apple has paused the roll out of its in-person work plan after the sudden increase of COVID-19 cases.
Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, it is unlikely that Apple will implement the three days per week requirements anytime soon, and may stick to the one day per week plan for a while.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple employees began returning to in-person work on April 11 after being away for a year due to the Pandemic.
Some employees are doing two days of in-person work per week, instead of the one day per week requirement.
Last month, Apple’s Unannounced’homeOS’ Appeared in Job listing.
Apple brought its employees back to work three days a week on May 23, the next step in the approach.
The company wants its employees to show up every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday so they can work from home on the other days of the week.
The company stopped short of implementing the requirement when the COVID-19 cases increased.
Mark Gurman said that Apple’s return-to-office plan is not imminent. The employees will still work from home three days a week.
There is no reason to implement a full implementation of the new work program since more employees are testing positive for COVID-19.
Apple’s policies can change from team to team. Several teams inside the company have been working in person since mid-to-late 2020 and others have settled on more permanent and flexible remote working arrangements.
The tech giant’s policies are more restrictive than those of other Silicon Valley companies, with Apple facing criticism for forcing its employees to do in-person work.
In-Person Requirement Has Led to Departure
Several employees have resigned in order to look for a new workplace that is more accepting of remote work due to Apple’s requirement of in-person meetings.
Ian Goodfellow, Apple’s director of machine learning, left the company due to its return to work policy.
Goodfellow was hired by the tech giant after leaving Google. He became the director of machine learning at the Special Project Group.
Goodfellow was promoted to a senior staff research scientist after six years as a software engineering intern.
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Apple employees might quit their job if the company doesn’t allow remote work requests.
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