Apple Delays Return-to-Office Due to Covid Variants
Apple is one of several big tech companies that has been at the center of a ‘will they, won’t they?’ attempt to bring staff back to their offices by the third quarter of the year.
Now the company is reportedly pushing its return-to-office mandate, originally planned for September, back to October — citing concerns over Covid variants.
This may come as a relief to Apple workers. Many staff have voiced their displeasure at the company’s flexible work policy, with workers claiming that getting remote work requests approved is nearly impossible.
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Now, Apple has become one of the first U.S. tech giants to delay plans for a return to ‘normality’ as Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, fueled by an increase in highly transmissible variants.
Going forward, Apple will reportedly give its employees at least a month’s warning before mandating a return to offices. But with cases and hospitalizations once again rising in the U.S., some staff will feel that October is still too soon.
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