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少见!苹果零售店员工将在10月获得奖金

少见!苹果零售店员工将在10月获得奖金

Mark Gurman, 彭博社 2021年09月23日
这将是一项不同寻常的福利,因为苹果很少在全公司范围内发放奖金。

苹果公司(Apple)将在10月向门店员工一次性发放高达1000美元的奖金,这一罕见举动是新冠疫情致使该公司实行居家办公政策后,为了让其零售业务重回正轨而付出的巨大努力。

据知情人士透露,苹果将向3月31日之前聘用的零售员工支付1000美元,而在3月31日之后加入的员工将获得500美元奖金。这些员工表示,假期购物季的新员工将得到200美元奖金。由于这项奖金并没有公开,相关员工要求匿名。奖金也将发放给AppleCare部门的员工和在线销售人员。

但好消息也带来了一些非议。在另一份备忘录中,首席执行官蒂姆·库克批评了内部员工向媒体泄密的行为。苹果公司最近产品发布会的关键细节以及上周召开的全公司会议的信息都被提前报道了。

据彭博新闻社(Bloomberg News)获得的备忘录显示,库克表示,员工们十分沮丧地发现公司会议的内容被泄漏给媒体。“在产品发布时,我们所宣布的大部分细节也被泄露给了媒体。”

这份备忘录引发了一些员工的新担忧,他们认为苹果的政策过于严格。在苹果公司专注于推出新款iPhone和其他设备之际,这起泄密事件可能会分散人们的注意力。iPhone 13已于上周开始预售,并将于9月24日上市。

9月14日的产品发布活动,推出了手表系列Apple Watch Series 7和重新设计的平板电脑iPad mini,拉开了该公司的假日产品销售闪电战的序幕。因为苹果公司想要把握新冠疫情逐渐好转的机会,今年圣诞节将是对苹果零售业务的一次关键考验。

这将是一项不同寻常的福利,因为苹果很少在全公司范围内发放奖金。上一次重大福利事件是在2018年苹果公司发放了价值2500美元的限制性股票。此前,苹果的税收政策发生了变化,允许其以更低的成本将现金从海外账户转回国内。知情人士说,新奖金将以现金形式发放,而不是以股票形式发放。

苹果公司的一名代表拒绝置评。

苹果公司向零售工人发放奖金是对他们在新冠疫情期间工作努力的认可。自2020年新冠疫情爆发以来,全球各地的苹果门店多次关闭又重新开放,数千名员工被分配到在线销售岗位,而实体门店则关闭了。商店关门时,零售员工的工资仍然照常发放。

苹果还面临着劳动力紧缺的市场,美国各地的雇主都在努力吸引更多员工。

不过,据知情人士说,一些员工认为,发放奖金是承认零售和企业员工的不安情绪日益加剧。这家总部位于美国加州库比蒂诺的科技巨头的员工抱怨薪酬公平和其他问题,美国国家劳资关系委员会(U.S. National Labor Relations Board)调查了这两起备受关注的案件。

在上周的全公司员工会议上,苹果谈到了薪酬平等和得克萨斯州新的反堕胎法令的问题。苹果公司表示,一旦发现存在薪酬差距的问题,公司将会及时采取措施,并正在密切关注得克萨斯州的情况,而且愿意提供帮助。

库克还讨论了该公司最近与游戏制作公司Epic Games就苹果应用商店App Store政策进行了测试,并宣布了新冠疫苗接种和测试政策。

本周,他将继续追查员工泄密事件。

库克在备忘录中称:“我向你们保证,我们正在尽一切努力找出泄密者。”该备忘录此前曾经被科技网站Verge报道。“如你所知,我们不允许泄露机密信息,无论是产品知识产权还是机密会议的细节。”(财富中文网)

编译:於欣

苹果公司(Apple)将在10月向门店员工一次性发放高达1000美元的奖金,这一罕见举动是新冠疫情致使该公司实行居家办公政策后,为了让其零售业务重回正轨而付出的巨大努力。

据知情人士透露,苹果将向3月31日之前聘用的零售员工支付1000美元,而在3月31日之后加入的员工将获得500美元奖金。这些员工表示,假期购物季的新员工将得到200美元奖金。由于这项奖金并没有公开,相关员工要求匿名。奖金也将发放给AppleCare部门的员工和在线销售人员。

但好消息也带来了一些非议。在另一份备忘录中,首席执行官蒂姆·库克批评了内部员工向媒体泄密的行为。苹果公司最近产品发布会的关键细节以及上周召开的全公司会议的信息都被提前报道了。

据彭博新闻社(Bloomberg News)获得的备忘录显示,库克表示,员工们十分沮丧地发现公司会议的内容被泄漏给媒体。“在产品发布时,我们所宣布的大部分细节也被泄露给了媒体。”

这份备忘录引发了一些员工的新担忧,他们认为苹果的政策过于严格。在苹果公司专注于推出新款iPhone和其他设备之际,这起泄密事件可能会分散人们的注意力。iPhone 13已于上周开始预售,并将于9月24日上市。

9月14日的产品发布活动,推出了手表系列Apple Watch Series 7和重新设计的平板电脑iPad mini,拉开了该公司的假日产品销售闪电战的序幕。因为苹果公司想要把握新冠疫情逐渐好转的机会,今年圣诞节将是对苹果零售业务的一次关键考验。

这将是一项不同寻常的福利,因为苹果很少在全公司范围内发放奖金。上一次重大福利事件是在2018年苹果公司发放了价值2500美元的限制性股票。此前,苹果的税收政策发生了变化,允许其以更低的成本将现金从海外账户转回国内。知情人士说,新奖金将以现金形式发放,而不是以股票形式发放。

苹果公司的一名代表拒绝置评。

苹果公司向零售工人发放奖金是对他们在新冠疫情期间工作努力的认可。自2020年新冠疫情爆发以来,全球各地的苹果门店多次关闭又重新开放,数千名员工被分配到在线销售岗位,而实体门店则关闭了。商店关门时,零售员工的工资仍然照常发放。

苹果还面临着劳动力紧缺的市场,美国各地的雇主都在努力吸引更多员工。

不过,据知情人士说,一些员工认为,发放奖金是承认零售和企业员工的不安情绪日益加剧。这家总部位于美国加州库比蒂诺的科技巨头的员工抱怨薪酬公平和其他问题,美国国家劳资关系委员会(U.S. National Labor Relations Board)调查了这两起备受关注的案件。

在上周的全公司员工会议上,苹果谈到了薪酬平等和得克萨斯州新的反堕胎法令的问题。苹果公司表示,一旦发现存在薪酬差距的问题,公司将会及时采取措施,并正在密切关注得克萨斯州的情况,而且愿意提供帮助。

库克还讨论了该公司最近与游戏制作公司Epic Games就苹果应用商店App Store政策进行了测试,并宣布了新冠疫苗接种和测试政策。

本周,他将继续追查员工泄密事件。

库克在备忘录中称:“我向你们保证,我们正在尽一切努力找出泄密者。”该备忘录此前曾经被科技网站Verge报道。“如你所知,我们不允许泄露机密信息,无论是产品知识产权还是机密会议的细节。”(财富中文网)

编译:於欣

Apple will give store employees as much as $1,000 in one-time bonuses in October, a rare move that follows a tumultuous effort to get its retail operations back on track after pandemic shutdowns.

The iPhone maker will give $1,000 to retail staff hired before March 31, while anyone who joined after that date will receive $500, according to people familiar with the situation. New workers for the holiday shopping season will get $200, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter isn’t public. The payouts also will go to AppleCare and online sales workers as well.

But the good tidings came with a bit of coal. In a separate memo, CEO Tim Cook criticized leaks to the press. Key details of Apple’s recent product launch event were reported ahead of time, along with information from a companywide meeting held last week.

Cook said he’d heard from many employees who were “incredibly frustrated to see the contents of the meeting leak to reporters,” according to the memo, which was obtained by Bloomberg News. “This comes after a product launch in which most of the details of our announcements were also leaked to the press.”

The memo sparked fresh concerns from some employees who feel that Apple’s policies are too restrictive. It’s also a potential distraction at a time when the company is focused on rolling out new iPhones and other devices. Preorders began for the iPhone 13 last week, and it reaches stores on September 24.

The Sept. 14 launch event, which also included the new Apple Watch Series 7 and a redesigned iPad mini, kicked off the company’s holiday season blitz. This Christmas will provide a key test of Apple’s retail operations as the company navigates the waning of the pandemic.

The bonuses will be an unusual perk since Apple rarely gives companywide payouts. The last major one was $2,500 worth of restricted stock units in 2018. That bonus followed tax changes allowing Apple to bring back cash from offshore accounts at a lower cost. The new bonuses will be issued via cash in paychecks, rather than as stock units, the people said.

A representative for Apple declined to comment.

The bonuses were presented to retail workers as a recognition of the difficulty working through the pandemic. Since Covid-19 struck in 2020, Apple stores around the world closed and reopened multiple times -- and thousands of workers were given online sales roles while physical locations were shuttered. Retail employees were still paid as normal when stores were closed.

Apple also is facing a tight market for labor, with employers across the U.S. struggling to attract enough staff.

Still, some workers see the bonuses as an acknowledgment of growing unrest among both retail and corporate staff, according to the people. Employees have complained about pay equity and other concerns at the Cupertino, California-based technology giant, with two high-profile cases getting investigated by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board.

At the companywide meeting with employees last week, Apple addressed questions about pay equity and a new anti-abortion law in Texas. Apple said it resolves pay gaps when it finds them, and that it was monitoring the situation in Texas to see how it could help.

Cook also discussed the recent trial between the company and Epic Games about Apple’s App Store policies and announced new Covid-19 vaccination and testing policies.

He followed up this week with the complaints about leaks.

“I want to reassure you that we are doing everything in our power to identify those who leaked,” Cook said in the memo, which was previously reported by the Verge. “As you know, we do not tolerate disclosures of confidential information, whether it’s product IP or the details of a confidential meeting.”

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