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    Default 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

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    I would work at an Apple if it was closer to where I live. Does anyone how much they get paid?

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    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.

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    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*
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbiryujin View Post
    *copying resume to desktop*
    Bzzztt! Not qualified. You should copy that resume to your iPad.

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    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
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
    Bzzztt! Not qualified. You should copy that resume to your iPad.
    Lol good one lol

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    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.

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    $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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    If working a weekend is an issue then maybe they should get out of retail.

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    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!

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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