If I've got it booked and paid for, screw you.
Apple staff have been told to cancel all leave for the first two weeks in October – which would appear to confirm industry talk that the arrival of the iPhone 5 is imminent. Al Gore, Apple board member and self appointed eco-warrior, poured fuel on market speculation that the next generation phone is about to launch earlier …
but I don't think they can legally do that, if they have approved it, then they can't unapproved it.
If they then sack you for taking the holiday anyway, or sending them the bill for the cancelled holiday, then you could have great fun with them with an unfair dismissal hearing... Plus with this being the ever so media attention hungry Apple, I think sending your story "Apple ruined my holiday and then sacked me" to every paper you can think of would be the order of the day.
Love em or hate em Apple know what they are doing when it comes to marketing. Whenever the next ne w Jesus phone comes along they say nothing until the very end, announce it and then you can buy it within a week. If they don't have enough ready and think it will hit sales they will just wait a little longer before they announce.
Great!! We will get to watch all the macaholics queue up and swap their perfectly good Jesus Phone 4 for a Jesus Phone 5. You really have to wonder at the mentality of a group of people who gladly trade their hard earned cash for a gadget that will do no more than the current gadget that they use.
So you have no interests or hobbies that make you happy on a daily basis then? So much so it appears, that you have mock these people. Although they may appear sad to you they seem to be happy praising their messiah, so good luck to em!
I notice people have been getting up and going to the church every Sunday for the last 2,000 years? What about the Muslims being called to prayer several times a day, they seem happy enough as a clan. People join camera clubs, angling clubs 'cos they want to enjoy doing something special that makes them happy. Same with the Apple mob, they seem happy enough forking over money to make them happy, even if it does seem a little vacuous to me personally, it seems to make them happy, so I leave them alone.
Quite so, fuzzy. An odd bunch, but not the oddest by far. They could be doing worse things with their money, and at least this keeps them out of trouble, bless them.
It is rather exciting, though. It'll be good to see what all the other phones in the world are going to look like in six months' time. Eh? Geddit?
Ah, I'm pulling yer leg.
Hate to rain on the parade of people saying if its booked (the leave) I'm taking it, but my contract (not with apple) says that my employer can request that I cancel my leave if they give enough notice. So unless I was to have a holiday paid for there is not much I can do without a good enough reason. Anyway apple employee's will work it, they need to feed of the souls of fanbois.
You're not raining on anybody's parade. First of all your employer, not being Apple, is irrelevant. Secondly just because one party can make a "request" does not mean the recipient of the request has to comply, unless your contract specifies, which is quite unusual in itself. So therefore you'd already know about it and it wouldn't be a big deal because IF an employer specifies this, there must be a compensation package available for people with holidays booked and paid for.
However, above all of this is that Apple and media outlets reporting this nonsense what us to talk, discuss and argue about this very notion. Though if we think about it for more than perhaps 1.5 seconds we realise that this is nothing than a PR stunt. It's what Apple do, it's all about perception and creating hysteria. Which is odd given that apparently it's all and only about the products. Weird how they need (and spend $$$$) on such church like evangelism where if the products are that good they'd sell themselves. Wait for the.... we've run out of stock due to high demand chestnut too... and other such rubbish like they're selling a billion iphone 5s every .6 seconds ... Apple sources confirm.
And this is from an Apple user. Though I am looking to sell my MacBook because I can't be a part of this nonsense any longer.
Being good at marketing makes marketing invisible because you're thinking about the product. How can a story about staff being told to cancel holiday be 'good' marketing? Are you really excited by this story? Apple's marketing is a great comedy. I don't 'not like it', I laugh at it and enjoy mocking it :p
"I know Apple think they're god, but they really don't own people & they're entitled to take time off when they bloody well want!"
Most contracts say it will say you have to request holiday and for it to be approved - Apple will just not be allowing any new holiday requests at that time. Appaarently even Santa bans the Elves from holiday in the 2 weeks before Xmas.
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