Apple Tracks Employee Attendance in Attempt to Cut Costs

  • Apple is tracking its employees’ attendance at offices using badge records.
  • Employees are required to be in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Most employees are able to work remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Apple is giving employees “escalating warnings” if they don’t come in the required three times per week.
  • In some offices, failure to comply could result in job termination, although this is not a company-wide policy.
  • Apple is also taking a closer look at work attendance and hours in retail stores.
  • The company has ditched its “special sick time” for time missed due to Covid, and is asking staff to use their normal sick time instead.
  • Apple is not always filling positions when employees leave, suggesting a crackdown on staff who do not fulfill the in-person work requirements.


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