The latest setback in Apple’s efforts to return to normalcy was the company’s decision to defer a plan to compel staff to return to the office three days a week, citing a spike in Covid-19 cases. According to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg, the business informed staff on Tuesday that it is postponing the rule, which was originally set to take effect on May 23. However, employees are still required to clock in twice a week. The firm has stated that this is postponed for the “time being” but has not specified when it will be revisited.
Beginning next week, Apple’s contentious policy of requiring employees to be in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays will be enforced. As part of a ramp-up effort that began in April, workers have been coming in two days per week. That order won’t be changing anytime soon. The corporation has instructed employees, at least in the Silicon Valley offices, to once again wear masks in communal spaces.
On Tuesday, store employees across the United States were warned that around 100 stores will once again demand mask wearing. When things calmed down in March, Apple removed the stipulation. Apple Inc., which has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, was unavailable for comment.
Apple employees have grumbled about the return to work plan, stating it reduces productivity, despite the fact that the delay is due to Covid-19’s recent resurgence. People have complained that time spent commuting prevents them from getting jobs done. It has come to the attention of employees that the absence of a vaccine for young children has been largely disregarded by the office return.
The new information follows employee protests against the hybrid schedule that took place at Apple in recent days. The revised memo does not specifically address the suggestions, but it appears to be in line with what was requested. When Apple required its employees to perform their jobs from the office, Ian Goodwill resigned. Goodwill stated that he was no longer able to work for the company because of their inability to provide a flexible work environment and procedures.
At Apple, he led the company’s machine learning and AI initiatives. Bloomberg reports that Goodwill has joined Google and will be working at Alphabet’s Deepmind division. Goodfellow was in charge of Apple’s autonomous technologies engineering group. The group designed a method to enable Google Maps’ automatic address transcription from Street View images. Actual airtime