I don't like Genius bars. I hate being inside Apple stores.
They usually smell weird and to me, they're worse than being at the DMV.
And now, I have another good reason to not be a fan.
Oh, and to make it even worse, they've been rating each victim on a scale of one to 10.
People disgust me.
If they were real geniuses, they would have known this is a terrible thing to do. They would have also known to not even try it because it's basically impossible to get away with.
Four male staff members were fired over these claims.
They also allegedly took over 100 close-up pictures of female staff and customers.
The Courier-Mail was told by another staff member at this store who remains anonymous that one guy would take a picture, add it to a group chat and other guys would add commentary and rate parts of the woman's body.
The anonymous worker said,
Everyone feels uncomfortable and the female staff don't know how to feel because the leadership won't tell staff who is involved.
I couldn't imagine working in an environment where this horrible situation was happening.
The men were caught when another staff member walked in on a technician snooping through a customer's phone.
I'm literally never going to trust an Apple employee with my phone again.
Apple initially released a statement that read,
Apple believe in treating everyone equally and with respect and we do not tolerate behavior that goes against our values. We are investigating a violation of Apple's business conduct policy at our store in Carindale, where several employees have already been terminated as a result of our findings.
Then Apple released a second statement that revealed no proof of any pictures being stolen or taken was found. It said,
We have met with our store team to let them know about the investigation and inform them about the steps Apple is taking to protect their privacy.
However, even if they didn't keep stolen naked pictures on their phones, the fact that they were also taking their own photos of female staff and customers is creepy enough.
Don't these guys have anything better to do?