In a memo obtained by Bloomberg News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday employees should begin returning to offices after the lengthly COVID-19 disruption in early September for at least three days a week.
[Apple] is pushing staff to return on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at a minimum, with remote work still an option for Wednesdays and Fridays… “We are setting consistent days in the office to help us optimize our time for in-person collaboration,” he wrote. Some teams will have to be in four or five days week.
In pushing for staff to return, Cook cited the availability of vaccinations and declining coronavirus infection rates. Some employees of the Cupertino, California-based technology giant have worked from Apple offices on certain days throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of others have been away for more than a year.
MacDailyNews Take: As if every Apple employee who’s willing and able hasn’t already been vaccinated weeks ago. So, returning to offices in September is a very conservative target. Enjoy your extended summer vacation of “remote work,” Apple employees!
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