CNBC’s Josh Lipton has tweeted that Apple hasn’t decided whether to require employees to have the COVID vaccine before returning to (in-person) work.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told him that ““…our main focus right now is on when to come back…we pushed it from early September to at least October…we are monitoring things daily to really conclude whether that is the right answer or not.”
Of course, Apple’s proposed “hybrid” work schedule has come under fire. Last month Cook sent out a note to employees about such a work schedule. Starting in October, employees will return to the office on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. And they’ll be allowed to work remotely on Wednesday and Friday.
However, The Verge says some employees want a more flexible approach. An internal memo from them has this to say: We would like to take the opportunity to communicate a growing concern among our colleagues. That Apple’s remote/location-flexible work policy, and the communication around it, have already forced some of our colleagues to quit. Without the inclusivity that flexibility brings, many of us feel we have to choose between either a combination of our families, our well-being, and being empowered to do our best work, or being a part of Apple.