“Microsoft is beginning to look to Apple for more than just inspiration for its retail stores, the company is now also starting to hire away its retail employees,” Jim Dalrymple reports for The Loop.
“People that have spoken to The Loop on condition of anonymity confirm that Microsoft has contacted a number of Apple’s retail store managers to work in their stores. In addition to ‘significant raises,’ the managers have also been offered moving expenses in some cases,” Dalrymple reports.
MacDailyNews Take: Certainly derivative Microsoft ought to offer “significant raises” for the massive risk such a stupid move would entail. A few years from now, you’ll need an actual store in which to work in order to earn your “‘significant raise.” Microsoft has a history of abandoning things that don’t work. Retail stores packed full of Windows PCs and Zunes do not sound very attractive at all; repellant is more like it. When the time comes, these traitors shouldn’t bother re-applying to Apple.
Dalrymple reports, “Once hired, the ex-Apple employees are then contacting some of the top sales people in the Apple retail organization offering them positions at Microsoft retail.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Who the hell would want to go from proffering delight to peddling dreck? Then dealing with the dissatisfaction, frustration, and problems that Microsoft Windows quickly and inevitably engenders? Any Apple employee that would make such a move was a bad hire and isn’t worth keeping anyway.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Edward W." for the heads up.]