Although Apple can be pretty bad at filtering employees, the company takes care of those who work diligently. Earlier this year, after the pandemic that changed the world, we saw the Cupertino tech giant send assistance packages to its employees working in China. Now Apple is reportedly handing out significant bonuses to encourage employees to return to China for business reasons.
According to a recent report, Apple lifted its travel restrictions for employees flying to China in October. Since then, iPhone makers are reportedly giving volunteer employees traveling to the Asian country a hefty bonus to support COVID protection protocols in China.
Previously, Apple employees traveling to China could take a 10-day business trip and return to the United States. However, under the new protocols, any employee traveling to the country must stay for at least six weeks, as they would have to remain in isolation for the first two.
During these two weeks of isolation, the employees would stay in a budget hotel chosen by the company. They will not receive any restaurant delivery and will only have to eat stale Irish lamb stew made by China Eastern Airlines staff. Also, with the lack of laundry service, employees must hand wash their own clothes in their bathrooms.
So, as you can imagine, cooperating with these security protocols is quite exhausting and depressing. And that’s why Apple is giving a hefty $ 500 (~ Rs. 37,315) a day bonus to employees who are willing to go to China for work.