According to a report, a top artificial intelligence executive of Apple is leaving the company due to its return-to-office policy.
The news comes as Apple orders all corporate employees to return to the office for three days per week — a stricter policy than Big Tech competitors like Meta, Google and Amazon, which at least put some employees away forever. allowing it to work.
Machine Learning director Ian Goodfellow announced his resignation last week, telling colleagues that CEO Tim Cook had kicked him out to bring employees back into the office.
“I strongly believe that greater flexibility will be the best policy for my team,” Goodfellow wrote in a goodbye note. according For taking reporter Zoe Schiffer to the brink.
Several Apple employees confirmed Goodfellow’s departure on the corporate gossip site Blind.
“I’m leaving for a number of reasons … but the biggest single reason is Apple’s return to office policy,” an Apple employee quoted Goodfellow as saying.
Apple requires employees to work individually on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Employees are also allowed to work completely remotely for up to four weeks per year.
An Apple employee speculated that Goodfellow’s departure comes ahead of a possible announcement that the company will meet the in-person work requirement for up to five days per week.
“Everyone and their grandmothers know that Apple is using the pilot 5 days ago as a move to the office,” wrote the Apple employee on Blind, who confirmed employment via a corporate email address. “Ian probably got inside the scoop that it’s coming and going.”
Apple and Goodfellow did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The Post previously reported in April that Cook’s office-to-off push was driving some corporate employees out the door, with one employee saying, “I’m not here to get a single f-k about getting back to work.” gives.”
After Goodfellow left, Apple employees once again raged against their employer, with one accusing the iPhone maker of “gaslighting.”
“Feather [Apple] Transferring to a remote is practically impossible,” said an Apple employee on the Blind. “All other companies including …” [Google] allowing people [work] Posting remote and remote positions. the worst thing is that [Apple] Don’t give any sensible reasons – they just gaslight you.”