Friday, December 21, 2012
Corrupt Apple store employees 'smash iPods like toys, trade electronics for plastic surgery and outright steal' Anonymous Apple employees write in detailing claimed unethical behind-the-scenes behaviour in stores across the U.S. A series of shocking confessions from alleged Apple employees across the U.S. have revealed a workplace where employees claim to smash iPads for fun, trade electronics for plastic surgery and outright steal computers as well as customers' personal information. 'We would "field test" things in the back,' one of several anonymous former Apple employees revealed to Gizmodo of their destructive behaviour this week. 'Most people would throw phones on the ground, slide them across the floor, and once we tried to see who could get the biggest crack.' The iPhones, iPads and other devices, all within the hundreds of dollars in shelf price, were all replaceable and without cost to the employees, according to their claims. That's precisely what lead to their mischief they said. 'I had an extra phone lying around with a single crack, so we played football around the back of the store for a while, and when we were done, we just created what's known as a CS code for it and swapped it with a brand spanking new phone,' another wrote to the website. 'My management is so corrupt it goes beyond the retail stores,' another wrote in.