Monday, June 25, 2012
Reading the NYT's story about Apple Store employees -- on an iPad, of course
Because we can't both read the same story in the print edition at the same time.
The exhaustively reported New York Times story is about how the Apple Stores generate more revenue per square foot than any major retail operation anywhere in the world, nearly double that of Tiffany. Apple Store "specialists" these days sell primarily iPhones and iPads yet make less per hour than AT&T and Verizon employees selling the same products, and unlike the latter, they get no commission. It's a high-stress, multitasking job filled mostly by young people. Most are happy to be working there at first, but for many disillusionment sets in once they realize their coveted, prestigious jobs provides virtually no career path within the company, and most don't stay much longer than two years. Some feel exploited, while others think it's not a bad job for awhile after college, one that definitely looks good on a resume.