Despite turning Apple into the most valuable company in the world with a $2.5 trillion market cap, things aren’t all rosy for Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple.
On Friday his mailbox contained an open letter from a group of employees which laid out a laundry list of issues they have with the company. Oh, and demands for what Cook and his leadership team need to do to address them.
Here’s part of the letter, which surely must have gotten the attention of the boss.
“Apple prides itself on its commitment to diversity, equity, and an environment where every person is able to do their best work; however, in practice, this is far from the case. Our experiences with the People team in dealing with harassment and discrimination have left many of us more vulnerable.”
Since this is the world’s biggest tech company, the letter wasn’t mailed, it was posted on the website called #AppleToo. That’s a site formed by Apple employees in August which is solely there for employees to point out discrimination in the workplace and harassment issues some may have experienced working there.
One of the major beefs of the company is the fact they are encouraged to link their personal iClouds to work devices.
Here’s more from the letter posted to the site.
“Workers who require devices should have a dedicated number and be allowed a personal device unlinked from Apple’s corporate ecosystem, including not publishing personal phone numbers in Apple Directory. Employees have been harassed on their personal phone numbers as a result of this policy.”
Here’s details of a second demand they made. They want the company to “provide transparent livable, equitable, and fair compensation across all of Apple,” in part by auditing “all promotions and performance reviews for gender, racial, disability, and heteronormative biases that may lead to wage gaps and a lack of opportunity and compensation within the company in each part of it.”