Tim Cook Rejects Plan to Open More Stores on Thanksgiving so Employees Can Be With Family

Tim Cook Rejects Plan to Open More Stores on Thanksgiving so Employees Can Be With Family

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has vetoed plans by the company's Market Directors to open additional stores on Thanksgiving Day, according to ifoAppleStore.

Last year, only the tourist-heavy Fifth Ave (New York), Royal Hawaiian (Hi.), Forum Shops (Las Vegas) stores were open on Thanksgiving.

This year Apple's retail Market Directors had planned to open at least ten stores on Thanksgiving, believing the company was missing out on substantial holiday sales. However, Tim Cook has overruled that plan.

On Wednesday morning over the objections of the Market Directors, Apple CEO Tim Cook cancelled the plan to keep several stores open on Thanksgiving. Cook’s specific objection was that it’s important for Apple retail employees to be with their families on the holiday. On the other hand, the Market Directors were reportedly motivated by large potential holiday-quarter bonuses based on performance targets, adding to their $400,000 salaries. The last calendar quarter at Apple retail is always the busiest and generates the most revenue, leading to the largest bonuses.

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Tim Cook Rejects Plan to Open More Stores on Thanksgiving so Employees Can Be With Family
Ron dean - November 24, 2013 at 12:03am
He doesn't have the charisma or innovation jobs had, but this says a lot about him as a person.
Dabears - November 23, 2013 at 9:31pm
I underestimated Tim Cook in the beginning, but with the good deed he is doing for his employee, he earn my respect for him. I wish that other CEO would follow his footstep and stop being greedy. Let's put family first especially this upcoming holidays. Good job Mr. Cook! And also thank you for keeping up Apple going. I am sure replacing Steve Jobs is a difficult one and you have done a wonderful job so far.
DaBearGrills - November 23, 2013 at 10:01pm
If he's greedy then this proves how attention seeking whore you are to believe such crap! He payed billions of dollars for a new campus, is that greedy to you? He's doing what is best for employees here for Thanksgiving, what is so greedy about that! If Apple is greedy are they all like "ooh look at competitors taking our ideas passing it as theirs" or "people always go for is, that's why we are rich"? FYI he never replaced jobs, it's just the fact it's difficult for you to believe how the same Apple is still alive and working like jobs is still there whether he was there or not nowadays because everything has improved and nothing is slowing down! I would love to see you prove me wrong! That'll get you something to understand (...not)!
Nitro Junkie - November 24, 2013 at 9:49am
How about you read that precious comment again you ranting idiot. He wasn't calling Tim cook greedy. He was calling other CEOs greedy. Learn how to read and comprehend shit before you go running your mouth.
Nice to say! - November 24, 2013 at 11:55am
Fck off nitro it's his problem not yours! Why get involved. He hot himself in it he can get it out! Let it be!
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