As computer giant Apple considers bringing employees back to work in person while the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, some of those employees are worried that returning to work in person will make the company less diverse.
“Apple will likely always find people willing to work here, but our current policies requiring everyone to relocate to the office their team happens to be based in, and being in the office at least 3 fixed days of the week, will change the makeup of our workforce,” said an open letter written by employees. “It will make Apple younger, whiter, more male-dominated, more neuro-normative, more able-bodied, in short, it will lead to privileges deciding who can work for Apple, not who’d be the best fit.”
Neurodiversity is a relatively new addition to the far left’s diversity cult, and demands inclusion of people who have atypical neurological development or functioning, like those on the autism spectrum.
The contention of the Apple employees is that returning to work for three days a week in person will not only make the company less neurodiverse, but will make it more white and more male. The employees did not explain how returning to work in person would cause this phenomenon.
But the employees’ complaints did not end there.
“Privileges like ‘being born in the the right place so you don’t have to relocate’, or’ being young enough to start a new life in a new city/country’ or ‘having a stay-at-home spouse who will move with you’,” the letter said. “And privileges like being born into a gender that society doesn’t expect the majority of care-work from, so it’s easy to disappear into an office all day, without doing your fair share of unpaid work in society. Or being rich enough to pay others to do your care-work for you.”
Apple is known for its “wokeness” in the business community, especially its support for Black Lives Matter.
Last year, its CEO Tim Cook promised to ensure that the company would “progress forward on inclusion and diversity, so that every great idea can be heard,” and that it would “challenge racial injustice and mass incarceration.”
Apple could not be reached for comment.
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