“Just months after appointing a new retail chief, and in the midst of continuing workplace complaints by retail store employees, Apple is revising its scheduling practices that will pressure employees who are already suffering from larger crowds of visitors,” Gary Allen reports for ifoAppleStore.
“Apple’s stores have become more crowded, noisy, and stressful as their products have risen in popularity and more products have come to market. In fact, some stores have seen their visitor traffic double annually over the past four years, sources say,” Allen reports. “The increased traffic means staffers must sell, train and repair while elbow-to-elbow with colleagues, or even customers, and amidst more distractions and noise.”
Allen reports, “Now, the company is changing weekend work requirements, and increasing the mandatory minimum hours for part-timers. The changes seem to have substantial benefits for Apple, but few for its employees, and could result in many resignations from employees who are unable to comply with the new requirements.”
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