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11-28-2010, 05:56 PM #41
11-28-2010, 05:57 PM #42
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.
Last edited by raduga; 11-28-2010 at 06:01 PM.
11-28-2010, 10:42 PM #43
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 schoolYou don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
11-29-2010, 08:44 AM #44
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.
11-29-2010, 08:55 AM #45
11-29-2010, 09:19 AM #46
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?
11-29-2010, 09:27 AM #47
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.
11-29-2010, 11:43 AM #48
the crapple store blog has been shut down due to all the hype it got from the blogisphere
12-03-2010, 02:49 AM #49Blog shut down
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".