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Apple gives some engineers a rare $180,000 bonus to prevent them from defecting to Meta

Apple has given some of its engineers significant stock bonuses starting at $50,000 all the way up to $180,000 in an effort to stave off defection to its rivals, most notably Meta.

The group includes those working in silicon design, hardware and select software and operations, according to: Bloomberg.

Many of the engineers received amounts of about $80,000, $100,000 or $120,000 in stock, people familiar with the matter told the news station.

Bloomberg says the shares will vest over the course of four years, which is an incentive to stay with Apple, and they were given for their high work performance.

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Apple has given its engineers significant stock bonuses starting at $50,000 all the way up to $180,000 in an effort to stave off defections to its rivals, most notably Meta.  The group includes those working in silicon design, hardware and selected software and machining group

Apple has given its engineers significant stock bonuses starting at $50,000 all the way up to $180,000 in an effort to stave off defections to its rivals, most notably Meta. The group includes those working in silicon design, hardware and selected software and machining group

While Apple and Meta may seem like different companies, they’re both making waves in the virtual and augmented reality space — pitting the two powerhouses against each other.

The company owned by Mark Zuckerberg is rumored to be developing its own smartwatch as well.

Meta has hired about 100 Apple technicians in recent months, but Apple has taken over some of the social media giant’s key employees.

The most recent was Andrea Schubert, Meta’s head of public relations, according to Mark Gurman’s Switch newsletter.

Many of the engineers received amounts of about $80,000, $100,000 or $120,000 in stock, people familiar with the matter told the news station.  Bloomberg says the shares will vest over a four-year period, which is an incentive to stay with Apple, and were given to those stocks because of their high work performance

Many of the engineers received amounts of about $80,000, $100,000 or $120,000 in stock, people familiar with the matter told the news station.  Bloomberg says the shares will vest over a four-year period, which is an incentive to stay with Apple, and were given to those stocks because of their high work performance

Many of the engineers received amounts of about $80,000, $100,000 or $120,000 in stock, people familiar with the matter told the news station. Bloomberg says the shares will vest over a four-year period, which is an incentive to stay with Apple, and they were given for their high work performance

“Meta is the industry leader in headsets with Oculus, so such a lease makes sense as Apple approaches launch,” Gurman wrote.

However, not all Apple engineers have received the bonuses, and those left out are annoyed, saying “the selection process is random,” Bloomberg said.

According to people familiar with the matter, this type of compensation is very rare at Apple, as employees usually receive a base salary, share units and a cash bonus.

The sources told Bloomberg it was an “atypical and surprisingly timed” bonus given to about 10 to 20 percent of engineers in applicable divisions.

It seems that Apple only goes to great lengths for its corporate employees and doesn’t pay enough attention to its store employees who staged a company-wide strike on Christmas Eve because they demanded better pay, paid sick leave, mental health care and better protections for store employees.

These store employees also demanded N95 masks for all employees, sanitation stations, appointments for consumers who want to shop at an Apple Store and a ban on loitering in buildings to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

It seems that Apple only goes to great lengths for its corporate employees and doesn't pay enough attention to its store employees who staged a company-wide strike on Christmas Eve because they demanded better pay, paid sick leave, mental health care and better protections for store employees.

It seems that Apple only goes to great lengths for its corporate employees and doesn't pay enough attention to its store employees who staged a company-wide strike on Christmas Eve because they demanded better pay, paid sick leave, mental health care and better protections for store employees.

It seems that Apple only goes to great lengths for its corporate employees and doesn’t pay enough attention to its store employees who staged a company-wide strike on Christmas Eve because they demanded better pay, paid sick leave, mental health care and better protections for store employees.

However, the event fell flat in the US.

AppleInsider found that only “one or two” employees from 10 East Coast stores participated, but most locations reported that all their staff showed up for work.

Former Apple employee Janneke Parrish admitted that the number of participants in the strike was only a small percentage of the workforce of 80,000 people.

Still, she called it significant that workers united to speak out against the massive tech giant.