We’re back with another Amazing Apple Anecdote for you to chuckle at. This week we learn how Apple hired a new employee, but when he turned up for his first day, the guy who hired him couldn’t remember that he did.
Brian Robertson, the newly hired employee, recalls (via Folklore):
Being the first “manufacturing” type person on the team, I showed up at Texaco Towers on my first day (August 17, 1981) at 7:30am. Rod showed up about 8:30 and said “who are you”. After talking a while he showed me across the hall to my work space, pointed to a bean bag chair, and said “how’s that?”. Then the desk arrived.
Then George Crow, Burrell Smith and Dan Kotke found out I was there to help and the requests for sourcing started and didn’t stop for the next 3 years.
I imagine that other people have hired and then forgotten what they did before, but it’s amusing to know that once upon a time it happened at Apple as well. That’s it for this week, but we’ll be back soon with another amazing anecdote. For now though, enjoy!