Apple delays return-to-office plans, resumes masking: report


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Apple is pushing back its plan to require workers to spend three days per week in the office due to a surge in coronavirus cases, according to a report.

The iPhone maker is still making employees come in two days per week and will now require them to wear masks in common areas, according to a memo seen by Bloomberg

The three day per week requirement had been slated to take effect on Monday. Apple did not give a new date, according to the outlet. 

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Post previously reported that Apple workers were threatening to quit over CEO Tim Cook’s return to office policy, which is more strict than other Big Tech companies. 

“I don’t give a single f—k about ever coming back to work here,” one Apple employee ranted on corporate message board Blind in March ahead of the company’s return-to-office deadline, saying they planned to resign the day they come back to the office.

“I already know I won’t be able to deal with the commute and sitting around for 8 hours,” the employee said. 

Another Apple employee responded with a laughing emoji and wrote: “I’m gonna do the same.” 

“Hell YEAH my man let’s do this!” a third employee chimed in. “F–k RTO.” 

Other Big Tech firms including Meta and Google are letting some employees work remotely forever.