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2021-08-20 10:34:30 AM  
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Athanaric: Maybe subby expects them to allow the workers to control robots from home? Apple would be the type of company to try that.


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2021-08-20 9:14:02 AM  
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I assume subs wants Apple to open up the retail stores entirely unattended and let people take $3,000 laptops on the honor system.
 
2021-08-20 10:24:59 AM  
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The Crepes of Wrath: hej: I assume subs wants Apple to open up the retail stores entirely unattended and let people take $3,000 laptops on the honor system.

A local farm does that with eggs.  Coolers filled with eggs and a metal box for payments (or Venmo, should you prefer paying digitally).  Works well enough that they've been in business for years.

I can't see that working with high-priced electronics in a big city, though.


Why not in a big city? Hmm. What's wrong with urban people?
 
2021-08-20 12:19:38 PM  
2 votes:

Athanaric: Maybe subby expects them to allow the workers to control robots from home? Apple would be the type of company to try that.


They could pay them better. Just a thought.
 
2021-08-20 1:31:49 PM  
2 votes:

skinink: If Apple does right for their retail employees like enforcing max customer numbers in the store and mandating masks for all, and paying the employees "hazard pay", then that's reasonable. I wish that it were possible for everyone who wanted to work from home, could. But sometimes it's not possible.


Using anything besides Linux is a hazard
 
2021-08-20 9:33:53 AM  
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Maybe subby expects them to allow the workers to control robots from home? Apple would be the type of company to try that.
 
2021-08-20 11:06:05 AM  
1 vote:

ColonelCathcart: The Crepes of Wrath: hej: I assume subs wants Apple to open up the retail stores entirely unattended and let people take $3,000 laptops on the honor system.

A local farm does that with eggs.  Coolers filled with eggs and a metal box for payments (or Venmo, should you prefer paying digitally).  Works well enough that they've been in business for years.

I can't see that working with high-priced electronics in a big city, though.

Why not in a big city? Hmm. What's wrong with urban people?


Aside from urban areas having higher crime rates than rural?  Nothing.

There are still plenty of people around here who don't bother to lock their doors when they leave their home.  Can't say that would be the wisest choice in the two big cities where I spent most of my adult life (Cleveland and Philadelphia) before moving here.
 
2021-08-20 2:14:33 PM  
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ssaoi: Athanaric: Maybe subby expects them to allow the workers to control robots from home? Apple would be the type of company to try that.

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This reference made my day.
 
2021-08-20 3:22:34 PM  
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skinink: If Apple does right for their retail employees like enforcing max customer numbers in the store and mandating masks for all, and paying the employees "hazard pay", then that's reasonable. I wish that it were possible for everyone who wanted to work from home, could. But sometimes it's not possible.


How about just paying them more, period? They were already underpaid. Paying them more just because of the pandemic isn't good enough.
 
2021-08-20 6:32:21 PM  
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hej: I assume subs wants Apple to open up the retail stores entirely unattended and let people take $3,000 laptops on the honor system.


Worked great last summer.
 
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