Jordan Price wrote a story about his experience as a designer at Apple. Price writes that working at Apple was his dream job and that he wanted to work at Apple really bad, and not not so much. He explains his immediate boss had a habit of making personal insults shrouded as jokes to anyone below him, and notes that working at Apple felt more like working as a teenager at crappy retail job than a professional working at one of the greatest tech firms in the world.
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Then at lunch time I wiped the iPad data clean, put the files I had been working on neatly on the server, left all their belongings on my desk, and I got in my car and drove home. I left a message for my boss and told him he’s the worst boss I had ever encountered in my entire professional career and that I could no longer work under him no matter how good Apple might look on my resume. The third party company that contracted me is furious because I’ve jeopardized their relationship with Apple, and of course they feel that I’ve acted highly unprofessionally by walking out. I’m not really proud of myself for doing that, and I do feel terrible for destroying the long relationship I had with the recruiter who helped me land the interview. This is all an especially difficult pill to swallow because I was so excited to work for Apple. I’m not sure if this will haunt me or not, but all I know is that I wanted to work at Apple really bad, and now not so much.