Apple employees are reportedly petitioning against the company’s plan to require employees to return to work in person at the office three days a week from next month.
Earlier this month, Apple informed company employees that they would need to return to the office three days a week, starting early next month. The current plan would require staff to come to the office on Tuesday, Thursday and the third day of the week, which varies by team .
A growing number of employees at Apple are reportedly dissatisfied with the new plan and are instead advocating “flexible on-site work,” according to a new report from the Financial Times. The report references a petition created by the “Apple Together” group, which has been circulating around Apple and collecting signatures .
Apple Insistent on the Date Given
For some time now, Apple has been itching to get its employees back to face-to-face work. Tim Cook , Apple ‘s CEO , defends Apple’s eagerness to return to the office to maintain “the face-to-face collaboration so important to our culture.”
The petition states that Apple should “encourage, not ban” flexible working, where employees can feel comfortable “thinking differently together”. Apple’s current plan for employees to work in-person in the office three days a week begins September 5 .