More and more, employees are speaking out against corporate attempts at returning to the office.
The most recent backlash comes from Apple employees, who are citing strict return-to-work policies as the reason they may quit in protest.
“For many of you, I know that returning to the office represents a long-awaited milestone and a positive sign that we can engage more fully with the colleagues who play such an important role in our lives,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. “For others, it may also be an unsettling change.”
In comparison to other tech firms, Apple is approaching their post-pandemic workplace strategy in a slightly more strict manner.
While companies like Google and Meta are allowing certain staff to become full-time remote workers, Cook recently informed all corporate employees that they will need to return to the office one day a week starting April 11. On May 2, workers will be required to return two days a week, then three starting May 23.
Employees will need to come into the office on Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays, with Wednesday and Fridays offering flexibility. Additionally, staff will have the option to work remotely for four weeks out of the year.
“I’m going to go in to say hello and meet everyone since I haven’t since I started and then sending in my resignation when I get home,” said one employee on anonymous message board Blind. “I already know I won’t be able to deal with the commute and sitting around for 8 hours.”