Apple corporate employees are petitioning against the company’s plan to require workers to return to in-person work at the office three days a week starting in September, according to the Financial Times (a subscriptions required to read the article).

On Aug. 16, Apple announced that corporate employees must return to the office for three days starting the week of Monday, September 5. The tech giant will require employees to work in-person on Tuesday, Thursday, and a third day that will vary by team as part of a hybrid return-to-work plan. The hybrid work plan was initially intended to start in May, but was pushed back due to COVID-19 cases. 

Apple says its hybrid work policy is meant to be “both collaborative and flexible.” However, not everyone wants such a policy, according to a Quartz at Work report.

The Financial Times says the petition says that Apple “should encourage, not prohibit, flexible work” where employees can “feel comfortable to ‘think different’ together.” The group behind the petition want Apple employees to be able to work with their “immediate manager” on their working arrangements, instead of dealing with “high-level approvals” and “complex procedures.”

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