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  • Understaffed Apple Stores Feeling The Pressure of Popularity


    Need a job? There's a good chance that there will be more than a few openings at a local Apple retail store in the near future. Either that, or Apple will continue to allow its current retail workforce to labor well past the brink of exhaustion.

    According to a new report published Monday by IFOAppleStore, the iDevice maker is dramatically changing weekend work requirements. And the move could force a lot of workers out of a job. You see, Apple is allegedly 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.
    The report adds that even veteran full-time employees won't be spared from the new reality of retail pressures facing Apple. Longtime staffers "will face increased stress with a revision of the existing weekend work requirements."

    As it turns out, full time employees, as of today, are required to work one weekend day every week. For the time being, Friday isn't considered a weekend day. But it soon will be. And workers will have to work two of those three days, meaning many Apple staffers will either have to agree to work on Saturday AND Sunday or potentially risk losing their jobs.

    It remains to be seen if Apple will begin a hiring boom to offset the pressure or if the company will simply invest more heavily in squeezing the most out of its current labor force.

    Source: IFOAppleStore
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Understaffed Apple Stores Feeling The Pressure of Popularity started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      I would work at an Apple if it was closer to where I live. Does anyone how much they get paid?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluemoldycheeze88 View Post
      I would work at an Apple if it was closer to where I live. Does anyone how much they get paid?
      Anywhere from $9-$15/hr for sales employees and up to $30/hr for Genius Bar employees.
    1. fbiryujin's Avatar
      fbiryujin -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Anywhere from $9-$15/hr for sales employees and up to $30/hr for Genius Bar employees.
      $30 an hour for a Genius? That's pretty dang good. *copying resume to desktop*
    1. nicrfe's Avatar
      nicrfe -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Anywhere from $9-$15/hr for sales employees and up to $30/hr for Genius Bar employees.
      Lame. Let's get the FLA involved to see if that low pay is suitable.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fbiryujin View Post
      *copying resume to desktop*
      Bzzztt! Not qualified. You should copy that resume to your iPad.
    1. fbiryujin's Avatar
      fbiryujin -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      Bzzztt! Not qualified. You should copy that resume to your iPad.
      I only have an iPad 2. That'd be embarrassing :P
    1. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
      MrLingerLonger -
      Nothing new here. Companies have been having employees do more work with less help for a few years now. Hence the constant layoffs. People are expected to perform the jobs of let's say 5 people. Work levels are high, stress levels are high. They don't care. If you ask me eventually it's not worth the money.
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      Bzzztt! Not qualified. You should copy that resume to your iPad.
      Lol good one lol
    1. bradmullins007's Avatar
      bradmullins007 -
      All the while corporations are recording record profits yet the economy is bust. Layoffs are continuous due to risk management firms suggest employers have 1 employee do 5 jobs.
    1. iRepairIndy's Avatar
      iRepairIndy -
      $30/hr? LMAO! Wow, you have people who actually have SKILLED labor jobs that do not make even half this.. You know jobs that take SKILL.

      Most the "genius" bar guys are idiots.
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Anywhere from $9-$15/hr for sales employees and up to $30/hr for Genius Bar employees.
      Not sure where you got this, but all the Texas stores have Mac specialists making 12-14 DOE and geniuses making 15-17 DOE.
    1. tocap's Avatar
      tocap -
      30 bucks an hr.at apple?maby the supervisors and manager.Dummys at my genus bar aren't making 30$ and hour.This day and age you Gota have some intelligence to make that loot.
    1. Daleybhoy's Avatar
      Daleybhoy -
      If working a weekend is an issue then maybe they should get out of retail.
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      Quote Originally Posted by Daleybhoy View Post
      If working a weekend is an issue then maybe they should get out of retail.
      Dale..., really? Is that yir banter? Cos it's reekin!
    1. I'm fae fife's Avatar
      I'm fae fife -
      Quote Originally Posted by Daleybhoy View Post
      If working a weekend is an issue then maybe they should get out of retail.
      Okay daleybhoy. I think u need to settle the f@&k down. I work in retail and need every weekend off because I'm a ninja and need go practise with my nunchucks. Some people should stop and think before posting comments about people wanting weekends off, before a big can of ninja asss whoop is opened on them. PEACE
    1. Daleybhoy's Avatar
      Daleybhoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by I'm fae fife View Post
      Okay daleybhoy. I think u need to settle the f@&k down. I work in retail and need every weekend off because I'm a ninja and need go practise with my nunchucks. Some people should stop and think before posting comments about people wanting weekends off, before a big can of ninja asss whoop is opened on them. PEACE
      . I can only imagine how bad it would be to work in your shop.
    1. Benson11's Avatar
      Benson11 -
      Whatever the good chance it is. But i would like to stay away form this job. Because i can feel the pressure and hardship of these employees.