Apple gives employees t-shirt and credo print for the holidays

By , Dec 16, 2016

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Apple this year is giving each of its retail employees a special edition t-shirt and credo printing gift for the holidays. MacRumors has photos of the presents, which show a gray t-shirt featuring a two-circle design made up of all of Apple’s retail locations.

As for the credo, it’s printed on what appears to be glossy, heavy paper and it even comes in a protective envelop. Apple introduced the 6-paragraph statement earlier this year, which starts off “we are here to enrich lives, to help dreamers become doers.”

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While the gift is a nice gesture for the holidays, it’s a bit of a step-down from Apple has given its employees in recent years. For example, in 2015 it handed out urBeats headphones and an Apple Music subscription, and in 2014 it gave out backpacks.

Source: MacRumors

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  • It’s not a bit of step-down, it’s climbing down. Poor apple employees. They deserve more.

    • Deserve more? You mean like their salary? They do their job and get paid for it.

    • Mark S

      More than most get from their employer. We didn’t get anything in government and I don’t expect anything.

      • Anonymouse

        Yes but to be fair you don’t do anything in Government. 🙂

      • ericesque

        That’s harsh. Oxygen can’t convert itself into CO2…

      • Anonymouse

        That is funny..Oh my, what have I started!!!

      • Shadowelite123

        I don’t see anyone laughing…

      • Anonymouse

        It is extremely difficult to see someone laughing whilst you’re looking at a pc screen, tablet or mobile device screen. That may explain your problem.

      • Shadowelite123

        It’s actually not. You must be thinking about emotions. In basic English, seeing someone send a text based message with phrases like “haha” or “lol” are usual indicators of laughter. Emotion is not necessary with laughter as there are many forms of which have varying emotions depending on the choice of words. So there is no problem, with seeing someone laughing, just your perception of the English language.

    • Jay

      Deserve more. They have a lot of employees now, well have had them for quite some time. Even this small inexpensive gift was expensive to give to every single employee. Ungrateful and selfish people like you are the new scum of the earth. Feeling entitled for no reason and just not thinking of the big picture.

      • Anonymouse

        How do you know they feel entitled for no reason and haven’t thought of the big picture from a company with one of the largest savings account in the world? Sources? Then you label them ‘scum of the earth’. What do you label criminals, rapists, murderers etc? Is it ok to label you A$$clown of the month?

      • Obviously Jay is a d1ck.

      • Anonymouse

        Now I think I agree with you

      • Jay

        They are all included in scum of the earth. Just because the company makes a lot of money doesn’t mean the grunts( prople the do the heavy lifting) are gonna get the good perks. They don’t all feel entitled of course the the few that do are really ungrateful. They don’t have to get a gift at all. Fact is that they got something should be enough as other companies do much less for their employees on a big scale like that.

      • Anonymouse

        Apple themselves set the precedent when they started giving fairly pricey gifts a few years back. From kiboi’s comment there’s nothing to suggest he’s an employee whingeing in fact quite the opposite. It’s your prerogative how you rate people, but a worker (or grunt worker) worker nonetheless who may or may not expect a nice gift from his employer due to previous experience is labelled equally with someone that murders, rapes etc. Really? I don’t accept it, I think you’re upset over something else you’re not that bad a person. As for other companies they should be trying to excel over their competition with treatment of their staff rather than copying each other. Imagine if the tech industry has that mindset…oh wait a minute…

      • Jay

        Uh, were did I assume they kiboi was an employee? I only stated that they shouldn’t just expect Apple to give its employees expensive gifts just because they have a lot of money. I’m a grunt as well and get paid for what I do just like they do, I don’t complain when I don’t get a bonus or when I get an inexpensive gift. Apple is not obligated to gift anyone. I didn’t mean to sound so harsh but some people in this world is extremely ungrateful now and I am upset at that. I don’t expect a gift at Christmas time because that isn’t what it was originally about it’s just what it has become, which is unacceptable.

        People who think they deserve from life in general is what I am mad at. This is a first world issue and they shouldn’t cry about getting an inexpensive gift after getting an expensive one.. As for the last thing you are saying.. How are they treating their staff bad by GIVING them a gift for FREE?

      • Anonymouse

        I assumed you were referring to kiboi as an employee when you commenced your comment about Apple employees then continued with, “Ungrateful and selfish people like you are the new scum of the earth”.
        My last point was in regard to your comment, “Fact is that they got something should be enough as other companies do much less for their employess”. I’m saying companies should be looking to excel in their treatment of their workers rather than copy ‘as other companies do’.
        Yes you’re right Christmas has become a pain in the neck and commercialised to the max. Companies like Apple make a killing over this probably more so than other companies. I’ll bet articles will be written highlighting the top gifts given this year and an Apple product in the top 5. Wouldn’t any company profitting from such a thing pass on some of the profits? Just a thought. Merry Christmas Jay 🙂

      • Jay

        Wouldn’t any company profiting from such a thing pass on some of the profits? No, what would be the point of advertising/spending more just to give it back to the front line employees? that money is reserved for the higher CEO’s.

      • Anonymouse

        Companies should be looking to excel in their treatment of their workers. This is not gift related this is across the board 365 days per year. Is that clear. Moving on from that if you want to discuss gifts.
        As for expensive gifts, define expensive. Steve Jobs in 2007 announced every employee who had been worjking over one year part time included were to receive a new iphone. Last year from memory I think Beats headphones and/or Apple music subscription was gifted. Previous to that there were backpacks, bottles I think and some other useful gifts.
        I was always taught that it is the thought that counts not the value. This shirt has the incorrect spelling of one of the stores, the card has printed some words. Do you know what is printed? There is no thought here from the executives, it is offensive, I’ll bet the shirt is not made in USA, iI’ll bet the paper isn’t recycled from USA. Either way I don’t care because like I said previously, it’s all commercialised crap, personally I wouldn!t want any gift but that’s me. As for marketing, I don’t think Apple really needs to worry about reminding the good folk it’s Christmas. People are also taught to be grateful, however they are not taught to be grateful for breadcrumbs. When yoi were a kid growing up i wonder what Jay said/thought when he was hoping for a bike but got a pair of men’s underpants with the trap door in the front. People have been conditioned from an early age and now people are complaining about gratitude attitude. That horse bolted and it will take a few generations if you want to change the mindset. Angela got $60 million as a sign on fee, then she got approx $30 million this year, Tim got $60million odd, Craig approx $20 million etc etc etc. i find this all hilarious when Apple recently lost a case in California for breeching workers rights with respect to their break period and you put that against the words on the card. It truly is hilarious. As for who the scum of the earth really us, someone needs a reality check. Ho ho ho

      • Jay

        If they aren’t happy with a free gift they are scum, if you expect a better gift, also scum. When I was a kid of course I wanted gifts but that was because I was a kid. Those workers aren’t kids either. The person who needs the check is in your mirror looking right back at you.

      • Anonymouse

        My point is flawed is it? Did you hear from someone else it’s flawed because that’s how you seem to operate. So now they’re scum when previously you said you didn’t mean to sound so harsh. You lost credibility tinkerbrll. You said before some people are ungrateful and you’re upset about this. Why you poor poor thing, Jay is upset over this, wipe your eyes princess have a spoonful of cement and harden the hell up.

      • Jay

        Im solid as a rock it was you and boi crying that they should get more. When I said I didn’t mean to sound harsh I was felt as though I was taking my anger out on boi, which was wrong. They were just sharing an opinion. Same you did calling me a$$ clown, no tears there either. It is definitely falwed as you haven’t specified how it isn’t after I made a valid point on why it was. Try again.

      • Anonymouse

        Point out where I’m crying that they should get more. You have a habit of stating things that weren’t said or implied and you base your findings on what you allegedly heard. I think A$$clown is appropriate under the circumstances for you. So I’ve heard.

      • Jay

        So still beating around the bush on making a point are you? When folks like you don’t have any valid points or excuses you end up name calling.. which like I said doesn’t hurt one bit. So its really pointless to stoop to that level. Also I based my crying comment on the very beginning on this discussion in which you think Apple should treat there employees “better”, a mere shirt isn’t enough and they deserve more. Then you also imply that they should get better gifts every year after..

      • Anonymouse

        My use of name calling is generally used for replacing a name or humour. I also add them after making a valid point or before one. You do not make it easy on yourself when you base your points on hearsay evidence. Further you seem to interpret or dare I say assume an explanation to bolster your argument or worse. I did not imply they should get better gifts., in fact I questioned the definition of expensive. I’ll reframe my point to make it clearer on companies and treatment of employees. Pay attention: If a company treats its employees honestly and fairly and with respect, seeks ways to continually improve their workplace 365 days per year, you’ll find the employee wouldn’t expect a gift at christmas (telling the boss don’t worry about it) in fact the employee would buy a gift for the employer instead. When a gift is given and it has a ‘token’ ‘non genuine’ ‘politically correct smell’ sense about it, the monetary value of the gift is irrelevant it feels false. In that case nothing is more appropriate.. Apple and their history of employee workplace relations is not the best. The genesis of Apple is llittered with mistreatment of its employees, Mr Wozniak has provided a few examples. My Christmas is commercialisd comment is my observation and I do express them. No I haven’t bumped my head, if you did it wouldn’t matter because you’re a numbskull. You see that, the clever use of a counterpoint whilst seguing your rhetorical comment and providing light hearted humour.

      • Stop crying Jay.

      • Jay

        The only cry baby was you. Waaaa.. they should get more.. grow up.

  • Anonymouse

    I wonder if all the executives get the same t-shirt and piece of paper fpr christmas? For those that go dumpster diving and bin dipping around the stores will score a few t shirts this year it seems.

    • Mark S

      If these people are smart they will ebay that crap. Some apple fan boy will gladly pay through the nose to own official apple Christmas presents and display them in a glass case in their living room as if it was the second coming.

      • Anonymouse

        That’s a good idea I like your style. Although as for khobi being labelled scum of the earth by Jay I think is a bit extreme.

  • Tommy

    If only they could just say merry Christmas

    • Mark S

      With Mr. Redefinition of Marriage as the CEO? Right…

      • Tommy

        Well yea that’s why I said if only haha

    • Mike mukweem

      That would be very insulting, not all of apples employees are Christian.
      Christmas is a religious Christian holiday.

      • Jay

        Other religions celebrate it as well. It’s not really the holiday they are celebrating anymore though. I think its just more so the decorations and gifts, some even forgot what it was even about.

      • Bill

        Insulting? Perhaps you should petition the government to rename the day from “Christmas Day” to “Holiday” or even better, just “Day” since even the word Holiday is derived from “Holy Day”… FFS. It’s Christmas. Say Merry Christmas, or don’t. No one really cares, except where people don’t say it “because it might offend someone”… what utter garbage. “Politically correct” can go F itself, along with anyone who’s “offended” by a word. Poor, poor wittle snowfwakes. (None of this is directed at Mike mukweem personally, just toward his words.)

      • Mike mukweem

        What now?

      • Mike mukweem

        Apple has employees all over the world, Many don’t celebrate Christmas

  • Mike M. Powell

    didn’t they get free apple watches last year?