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Originally Posted by steve-z17 That is pretty funny to read. There are a lot of people out in the world who are jobless right now and would gladly work for
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
    That is pretty funny to read. There are a lot of people out in the world who are jobless right now and would gladly work for Apple and do it with a smile on their face
    Actually, I chose jobless over apple retail, used to work there. Something better will happen soon.

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    from what I gather,
    (having befriended many, many persons that worked for Apple in various capacities over the years)
    your experience as an employee very sharply hinges on the degree to which you drink the koolaid. People who resonate at the magical Steve wavelength- they tend to do well, and tend to be satisfied and tend to recommend Apple as an employer to others.

    Those who don't- tend not to do well, and tend to have short careers there. There are exceptions, of course; but long-term Apple "team members" really don't voice many complaints. Others, who got a job there because they needed a job and it sounded like a nice place to work, not infrequently run away screaming.

    It seems to be a highly polarizing environment. If you're a round-peg, Apple may be paradise. For a square-peg, pretty much what the Crapple blog says.

    Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
    That is pretty funny to read. There are a lot of people out in the world who are jobless right now and would gladly work for Apple and do it with a smile on their face
    Part of the point of the Crapple blog (and I think its a good point) is that many of those jobless/clueless people you describe would be glad to get a job for Apple, but would actually be in for a world of hurt if they had the misfortune to land a job there.
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    Well it retail, of course it sucks, i dont mind my retail job right now, buts its not what i plan to do the rest of my life, just getting through school
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
    Well actually this is a Apple device modding site, there's a difference. And no one can say with a straight face that Apple doesn't over hype stuff. If you've never worked for Apple I'm pretty sure you shouldn't pretend you know them better than he does.
    Yes but he said apple could go F themselves but he is clearly still buying their products, modding or not and says he loves their products. If I hate a company bad enough to say they can f themselves, I won't shop in their stores or buy their products, just seems ironic.

    As for knowing better, he is an hourly employee at a retail store, that is retail. I don't know apple first hand but the blog pointed out meetings on days off and saying how good the product is even if you don't believe it, that is a retail job, apple or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat353 View Post
    Candypaint - Do you have any retail experience? Lots and lots of people are unemployed so I would be willing to bet you are competing against over qualified people with lots of experience. It really sucks but most employers get to hire the best and pay them crap.

    No retail. Just worked as a server in a busy restaurant and I have to sell jobs when I do the carpet cleaning thing. I actually still clean carpets and sell the jobs, perfect the jobs, and get well paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candypaint View Post
    No retail. Just worked as a server in a busy restaurant and I have to sell jobs when I do the carpet cleaning thing. I actually still clean carpets and sell the jobs, perfect the jobs, and get well paid.
    Well, that's the thing.
    You have some good practice and experience selling jobs; its to your credit. It would probably help you considerably when vying for retail sales in most other companies, but....

    Some Jobs can't be sold. Some Jobs can't be bought. There are Jobs whose only purpose in this world is to sell YOU. No doubt your qualifications are strong; you could hold your own against most comers, perhaps ice to eskimos and iPods to iPhone users.

    But consider this: could you sell Jobs to Steve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
    Well, that's the thing.
    You have some good practice and experience selling jobs; its to your credit. It would probably help you considerably when vying for retail sales in most other companies, but....

    Some Jobs can't be sold. Some Jobs can't be bought. There are Jobs whose only purpose in this world is to sell YOU. No doubt your qualifications are strong; you could hold your own against most comers, perhaps ice to eskimos and iPods to iPhone users.

    But consider this: could you sell Jobs to Steve?
    Doubt I could sell to Steve; I'd have to clean his carpets with a pure white wand running on quiet hardware.

    Working for Apple was just me trying to get extra hours for the holidays. That means extra cash because being a student in the DC gets pretty damn expensive. Thats why I assume a lot of the older professionals I saw at the seminar were applying. But now all I can see are twenty year old Apple Store managers having a power trip on the forty year olds they're bossing around.

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    the crapple store blog has been shut down due to all the hype it got from the blogisphere

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    I was very intrigued and went to read more from this blog, only to find that he stopped writing due to the increased attention.

    This guy is doing something that must be done and needs to be encouraged to continue. Although there are many people that believe Apple is infallible, it is not. This fact needs to be pointed out.

    I hope he continues his blog and doesn't stop for fear of "The Man".

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