From the Times: Apple Stores’ Army, Long on Loyalty But Short on Pay. I’m really surprised that Apple Store employees are not on commission. I bought my Mac in 2008, and my salesman was really good–answering all my questions and even responding to e-mails. He was so good that to this day, I still remember his first and last name. Which is even more mind-boggling since he didn’t get paid extra for all the work he put into my sale.
Woo hoo! Lots of people read the post about Apple and the AF/WM theme in their advertising. I said that I would write them a letter about including more Asian men, and I finally did. See below–I sent it to Steve Jobs and Philip Schiller this morning. I have no idea whether they’ll do anything about it, but I figure it’s worth a shot. There was some ignorance on my part of how the media/acting industry operates, so special thanks to Minority Militant and Philip from You Offend Me You Offend My Family for helping a brother out.
While we’re all getting ready to write our letters to Steve Jobs about their discriminatory advertising hiring practices, I saw the video above and an article about Ron Wayne, the third cofounder of Apple. It’s an interesting story. At it’s founding, Wayne owned 10% of Apple, along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who each owned 45%. After 11 days of Apple’s existence, Wayne got the others to buy him out, taking $800 in exchange for his 10%. Had he kept his share, he would have been worth $22 billion today. An engineer by trade, he is currently retired and lives off of his social security.