Tim Cook Announces Extended Thanksgiving Holiday With Pay for Apple Employees

Tim Cook Announces Extended Thanksgiving Holiday With Pay for Apple Employees

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an email to employees thanking them for their hard work and announcing an extended Thanksgiving holiday with pay.

Retail, AppleCare, and a few other teams that must remain open will still get the same number of days off at an alternate time.

Cook made a similar announcement last year. You can read his full email below.

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It’s been an exciting summer. For the first time, we’ve launched two new iPhone product lines. iOS 7 was created from a deep collaboration between our design and engineering teams, bringing to our customers a stunning new user interface and amazing new features. We unveiled OS X Mavericks and the most powerful Mac ever. The App Store celebrated a new milestone — 50 billion downloads. And we continued to express our love for music with iTunes Radio and the iTunes Festival.

I had the opportunity to visit a few of our stores during the iPhone launch. There is no better place to see and feel why Apple is special. The best products on Earth. Energy. Enthusiasm. The best customers in the world. Passionate team members focused on enriching people’s lives. Innovative products that serve humanity’s deepest values and highest aspirations.

And I am proud to tell you that Apple is also a force for good in our world beyond our products. Whether it’s improving working conditions or the environment, standing up for human rights, helping eliminate AIDS, or reinventing education, Apple is making a substantial contribution to society.

None of this would have been possible without you. Our most important resource is not our money, our intellectual property, or any capital asset. Our most important resource — our soul — is our people.

I realize many of you worked tirelessly to bring us this far. I know it required great personal sacrifice.

In recognition of your incredible efforts and achievements, I’m happy to announce that we’re extending the Thanksgiving holiday this year. We will shut down with pay on November 25, 26, and 27 so our teams can have the whole week off. Retail, AppleCare and a few other teams will need to work that week so we can continue to serve our customers, but will receive the same number of days off at an alternate time. Please check with your manager for details. Our international teams will schedule the vacation days at a time that is best suited for their specific country.

I hope you find the extra time restful and relaxing. You deserve it. Details will be available on AppleWeb soon.

I am exceedingly proud of all of you. I am in awe of what you’ve accomplished and couldn’t be more excited about the future. Enjoy the time away!

Best,
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Tim Cook Announces Extended Thanksgiving Holiday With Pay for Apple Employees
TheRealNoGo0dNick - September 30, 2013 at 11:38pm
What a big fat lie, I quit working for apple, cause last year they did the same thing and I never got paid overtime and never got my time off. they think we people are their slaves. I need a BBC anybody
Surveillance Van - October 1, 2013 at 5:53am
You're a motherfuc?&?@ dickhead dude,you NEVER worked for Apple cause we DID get extra pay AND overtime last year.Your comments are a complete fabrication 100% of the time...douchebag.
markasspam - September 30, 2013 at 5:04pm
Now if Apple would emerge from its hermetically sealed environment, then maybe they would see what it's like in the real world...
sniffer - September 30, 2013 at 9:51pm
Huh ?
Really? - September 30, 2013 at 4:28pm
I'm unaware of what Apple has been doing to "improving working conditions or the environment", anyone have a clue? I'm particularly perplexed about the environment because Apple notoriously does not make charitable donations, and working conditions in light of the Foxcon scandal and ongoing problems. I'm asking for real, so leave me alone .Steve God. aka TheRealNoGoodPrick.
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