Apple’s decision to allow staff to apply for jobs from a self-service portal is an issue for employees, but the company’s boss says the company is “a bit of an asshole”.
Read moreThe boss of Apple’s retail division, David Ive, made the comments during an interview with the Australian Financial Review on Friday.
“The only thing we have to offer customers is AppleCare and AppleCare+ and ApplePay and the same applies to the people who are on AppleCare, the same apply to the AppleCare Plus people, and the people on the Apple Store,” he said.
“We are a bit a dick.”
The interview is an indication that the decision to let staff apply for AppleCare was taken to make it easier for customers to apply to employees on the portal.
In the interview, Mr Ive said he had never had a problem with the portal itself.
“It’s not that we’re not a customer,” he told the FT.
However, he did acknowledge the issue of “the customer who gets stuck” when they get stuck on Apple’s system.”
We are doing things on the backend that are not necessarily in line with what customers are asking for.”
However, he did acknowledge the issue of “the customer who gets stuck” when they get stuck on Apple’s system.
He said the portal was a way for people to apply on the site, without necessarily needing to register for an account.
“So that customer, as long as they’re in the Apple ecosystem, they’re able to get jobs there,” he explained.
Mr Ive also took issue with a report in the Australian that the portal had become a “joke” for employees.”
And they’re also not paying for any of that.”
Mr Ive also took issue with a report in the Australian that the portal had become a “joke” for employees.
He called that report “misleading”.
“I think there’s a great deal of people who do not understand the nature of the Apple platform,” he continued.
“And I think they’re often misinformed, and they’re sometimes not very clear about the terms and conditions that they are being asked to accept.”
AppleCare is for all of us.
“So, I think there are lots of people that are just trying to get things through their doors, and are frustrated.”
I just think that’s a really stupid thing to say.
“Mr Apple has also denied reports it had been trying to restrict staff on the app, which has over 200 million users.”
When people ask about the platform they’re asked to confirm that they have a valid Apple ID,” a spokesperson for the company told ABC News.”
For many people, that’s the only confirmation that they will get that they actually are a registered Apple customer.
“People are also not asked to provide their social security number or credit card number when they sign up to the app.”
Mr Myve said the company had made a decision to keep the portal open “at all costs”.
“We’re a little bit of asshole, we’re a bit an asshole, so I guess that’s just what we do,” he concluded.
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