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Posted: Jul 3, 2012 - 8:00pm



Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay

by David Segal
The New York Times
June 23, 2012


Within this world, the Apple Store is the undisputed king, a retail phenomenon renowned for impeccable design, deft service and spectacular revenues. Last year, the company’s 327 global stores took in more money per square foot than any other United States retailer — wireless or otherwise — and almost double that of Tiffany, which was No. 2 on the list, according to the research firm RetailSails.

Worldwide, its stores sold $16 billion in merchandise.

But most of Apple’s employees enjoyed little of that wealth. While consumers tend to think of Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., as the company’s heart and soul, a majority of its workers in the United States are not engineers or executives with hefty salaries and bonuses but rather hourly wage earners selling iPhones and MacBooks.

About 30,000 of the 43,000 Apple employees in this country work in Apple Stores, as members of the service economy, and many of them earn about $25,000 a year. They work inside the world’s fastest growing industry, for the most valuable company, run by one of the country’s most richly compensated chief executives, Tim Cook. Last year, he received stock grants, which vest over a 10-year period, that at today’s share price would be worth more than $570 million.

And though Apple is unparalleled as a retailer, when it comes to its lowliest workers, the company is a reflection of the technology industry as a whole...
 


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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 - 7:25pm

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Why do you think the majority would think that?

(the footage of the march just shows a few folks with the Gadsden flag, no TP signs and a sign with Obama/Facist, the supposed TPM usually has Obama/Socialist, no?)

When aggression and violence are used to force participation, that's enslavement.

Don't you think people should have a choice whether or not they want to participate in any program/event?

Your actions/deeds/life should be your choice and voluntary.

Do you think people should be forced into participating and or funding (either directly or indirectly) fraud, violence, aggression or murder?

{#No}

 

Because they don't know who...or what they truly are. They have not the slightest inkling of what power lies unrealized. And that is precisely the reason for the subtle enslavement of humanity by a mere handful of ruling elitists to keep it so. Because that realization means freedom in the truest sense.

And then the world changes.


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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 - 6:59pm

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Agree
 
i would SO rather spend my time and energy tending the earth, and helping my fellow earthlings heal from their various hurts....but i can't afford to!

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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 - 6:54pm

we are useless eaters.
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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 - 6:52pm

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living in a capitalist conglomerate

 
Agree

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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 - 6:50pm

living in a capitalist conglomerate
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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 - 5:43am

Unloving parents
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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 - 5:39am

 Proclivities wrote:

Interesting, but it sort of seems like someone's high school project.  Karl Marx wrote about many of those concepts over 100 years ago, only his historical perspectives were generally more accurate, and he didn't feign a British accent.  From what I've seen of your other posts, you do not seem like someone with Marxist leanings. Einstein and Satie must have both been slaves also according to that model, yet they achieved. 
I guess it comes down to a matter of perspective really  - it does seem like a majority of the population prefer to be "kept".  I agree with some of the points and observations, but it's a little too over-simplified for me and the tea party footage didn't help.  "Enslavement", in that hyperbolic sense, is really a state of mind.  I did like the Satie piece in the background though.
 
Why do you think the majority would think that?

(the footage of the march just shows a few folks with the Gadsden flag, no TP signs and a sign with Obama/Facist, the supposed TPM usually has Obama/Socialist, no?)

When aggression and violence are used to force participation, that's enslavement.

Don't you think people should have a choice whether or not they want to participate in any program/event?

Your actions/deeds/life should be your choice and voluntary.

Do you think people should be forced into participating and or funding (either directly or indirectly) fraud, violence, aggression or murder?

{#No}


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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 7:33pm

Mixed signals in my tender years
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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 7:25pm

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Autism. Truly a prison that separates one from all other humans.

Ah, but what music when you rattle the bars...

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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 5:56pm

Twenty years of addiction.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 5:48pm

Autism. Truly a prison that separates one from all other humans. 
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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 5:43pm

A spinal cord injury.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 5:39pm

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Even if my legs weren't made out of dryer sheets, I would still march in a parade to raise awareness of butter. Because it's for a good cause: Butter.

 

In Soviet Russia parade raise awareness of butter on legs...
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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 5:36pm

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If I make you I'll make you out of tapioca...
 
Even if my legs weren't made out of dryer sheets, I would still march in a parade to raise awareness of butter. Because it's for a good cause: Butter.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 5:33pm

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MAKE ME!

 

If I make you I'll make you out of tapioca...
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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 5:32pm

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You and your corn cobs.
 
You and your outhouse mentality...

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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 5:32pm

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vote no for cream corn...
 
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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 - 5:31pm

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Memories, like the corn cobs of my mind.

 
vote no for cream corn...

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