Apple went rotten after Steve Jobs’ death, former engineer claims


(Roger Parish) #1

A somewhat disturbing article in the Mercury News https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/27/apple-went-rotten-after-steve-jobs-death-former-engineer-claims/.


(David Weintraub) #2

The fact he’s representing himself gives me pause on his claims. Any attorney would jump on a case like this on a contingency basis if these claims were 1/2 true.

Even if he can’t find an attorney who would take his case on a contingency basis, If he was wrongfully terminated and has good grounds, he’d get attorney fees as part of the settlement. It’s hard to understand why he doesn’t have an attorney.


(Simon) #3

If only half of what he claims actually happened it’s a scandal. Seeing how Apple has changed towards customers since Tim took over (profits over product) makes me believe things could have changed for the worse internally as well. Seeing how Apple has tried to wiggle around paying taxes in Europe shows me that their legal team is in much better shape than their moral compass. It would be interesting to get to the bottom of these allegations.


(Josh Centers) #4

I have no idea if this guy is telling the truth, but his story matches up with what former engineer Bob Burrough had to say about the change. https://tidbits.com/2018/02/05/former-apple-employee-discusses-what-changed-between-jobs-and-cook/


(Adam Engst) #5

One thing that’s worth keeping in mind is that Apple has vastly more employees than it used to. It doesn’t excuse poor behavior, but it could explain why things might have changed. Apple’s head count has more than doubled since 2011.


(Josh Centers) #6

I take it back: Bob says that this guy sounds incredibly sketchy: https://twitter.com/bob_burrough/status/1046252413286461441