A defiant Apple has quit its job at a large corporation just one week after being hired to handle the corporation’s information technology needs.
According to sources, the relationship got off to a rocky start.
“This is bogus, man” Apple reportedly said after only two days on the job.
“I don’t need their rules, man. They’re stifling my creativity. ‘Show up on time.’ ‘Follow procedure.’ ‘Wear pants.’
“Pff. I don’t need this.”
After a series of incidents throughout the week, the company walked out of GloboComm Industries earlier today, tendering its resignation effective immediately. The situation had escalated after Apple reportedly told its manager, IT director Randy Trumbull, “You’re not the boss of me.”
“I informed Apple that, yes, actually, I was the boss of it,” Trumbull said. “It didn’t seem to like that.
“The weird thing was, I hadn’t even asked it to do anything. I was just asking if it had seen the football playoffs. Sheesh.”
Apple viewed Trumbull’s management style as “overbearing.”
“I don’t work for the man,” the company said. “I don’t need someone telling me that it’s expected that I watch football to get along.
“I thought working in a large enterprise would be cool – mostly because of the money. I didn’t know it’d be such a downer.
“Man, what a downer.”
Apple got the job based on its recently unveiled web site for corporate IT managers and the new dual-processor Xserves and the Xsan, both of which have been praised for being well-suited to the enterprise environment.
According to Trumbull, the same cannot be said for the company itself.
“I think Apple just wasn’t meant to work in a corporate environment,” he concluded.
Apple said it is considering either getting back into its art or backpacking through Europe for several months to get its act together.