Employees of Apple have written a formal letter to express their displeasure with the company’s new work policy that would require them to return to the office three days each week starting in September.
According to the letter, staffers claim they would prefer a more flexible approach that provides more room for remote working positions.
Just a few days ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook had sent a note to employees stating they would be required to return to the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall. Workers could also work remotely for up to two weeks each year contingent on manager approval.
“We would like to take the opportunity to communicate a growing concern among our colleagues,” the letter reads. “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.”
Apple’s approach to hybrid working is more liberal than its previous policies that discouraged remote working arrangements altogether, but is certainly more conservatve than its fellow tech giants like Twitter and Facebook which allow employees to work remotely for as long as they want.