Apple has again pushed back its planned return to the office for US proletarians due to a surge in COVID-1 9 occurrences. Bloomberg expressed the view that the company has changed its October date to January, though the following schedule remains tentative for now.
Apple apparently told employees in a memo that it would corroborate the re-opening deadline one month before staff are expected to return to corporate workplaces. Like many employers, the iPhone maker is also preparing for a hybrid office procedure. Apple apparently expects staff to attend the office at least three days a week — Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays — with the option to work remotely on Wednesday and Friday.
The stall is the last bout of disruption to Apple’s business. Its previous return to work deadline of September was met with resistance by some employees, who claimed their voices were being discounted. The same subset of works too asked a full-time remote work option.
On the retail side, Apple has repeatedly been forced to shutter its supermarkets alongside the rise and fall of the virus. Only the coming week, it closed its collect in Charleston, South Carolina, after more than 20 staff members were exposed to COVID-1 9. The decision indicated the risks Apple is facing in resuming normal operations.
Apple re-opened its sales outlet earlier this year and had not been able to expressed whether it plans to close them again, despite the spread of COVID-1 9 fueled by the Delta variant. Though, it quickly backtracked on its plan to restore in-store educational categorizes. Apple also recently reinstated its mask mandate for staff and store guests in July after quitting the requirement in June for injected purchasers. While its hardware business is facing the same chip shortage problem that has caught the rest of the tech industry.
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