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6-Figure A Year Apple Employees Do Not Want To Return To Apple HQ For 3 Days A Week

My first reaction to this was a major eye roll. The elite of Silicon Valley don't want to return to Apple HQ, a literal amusement park with free food, gyms, etc. Boohoo...right?

I even tweeted this:

SOURCE-“We would like to take the opportunity to communicate a growing concern among our colleagues,” the letter says. “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.”

This was all in response to Tim Cook asking them to return for 3 days a week. Now, I'm not going to pour one out for these employees, but after I thought about it a bit more...they may be right. If they are doing good enough work at home, why should they return to the office? The paradigm has shifted and spent time on highways in traffic is not worth the reward of being in an office at this point for tenured (3+ years) employees. This has to be even more true for people older in life who have children.

At Barstool, a lot of our content is required for us to be in the office, so we will always have to be "in person." However, a place like Apple? Being required to be in for more than a day or two? Probably not required for the overall success of a company. 

I wouldn't be shocked if a model emerges for companies across the country that only requires employees to come in 1-2 days a week after a year or two working for the company. In the end, it may save companies a lot of money as well on real estate. What an interesting time to be alive.