Cook has encouraged those employees to reach out to him, “who feel anxious” after the result of the US Presidential Elections 2016
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook has issued a company-wide memo to address any concerns that employees might have after Republican nominee Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States on November 8. Cook addressed subjects like diversity and inclusion in the memo, stating that Apple is “open to all regardless of what they look like, how they worship, or who they love.”
As President Trump’s statements on people of diverse backgrounds like Mexicans, or his call for surveillance on Muslim worship houses have shaken people up, employees at Apple were reassured of the values that the company followed. Apple has some history was Trump, and the current government and law enforcement agencies as well.
Trump famously called for a boycott of Apple products and said that he’ll force the Cupertino company to manufacture its products in the country, and bring its tax money back to the US. While the FBI demanded that Apple crack the iPhone found on the person of chief suspect of the San Bernardino shootings, Rizwan Farook, the company denied to comply with that demand, of course, citing the privacy of its customers and that it would be setting a dangerous precedent by assisting the FBI with the case.
Cook quoted Martin Luther King Jr. in the memo and he said that we have to “move forward together”, acknowledging that supporters of both candidates work for Apple, and employees should reach out to anyone who’s feeling anxious after the result. The result follows a campaign for which it would be an understatement to say that it left a bitter taste in the mouth. Cook’s memo is a reassuring pat on the back for employees that nothing will change at the company they love, even after such a historic result that is bound to have effects on the country in a long-lasting way.