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Apple employees bash new policy cutting work-from-home time

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Apple employees are up in arms over a newly announced policy that would cut their work-from-home time beginning in the fall, according to a report.

Staff members on Friday began circulating a letter addressed to CEO Tim Cook slamming the mandate, which requires them to go back to the office for three days a week starting in September, The Verge reported.

The letter said that Apple’s so-called “remote/location-flexible work policy,” and how it was communicated to workers, had “already forced some of our colleagues to quit,” according to the outlet.

“Without the inclusivity that flexibility brings, many of us feel we have to choose between either a combination of our families, our well-being, and being empowered to do our best work, or being a part of Apple,” the note read.

The move comes days after Cook sent out his own note to employees, letting them know that they would have to go back to the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Most employees would be allowed to continue working remotely twice a week.

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Apple discouraged employees from working from home at all, the report said.