A former engineer from Cupertino, California-based tech giant Apple wherein he was credited for changing the way in which how the company’s computer work has just recently been turned down for a job over at the firm’s Genius Bars. The former engineer in question is that of JK Scheinberg, wherein he left the company back in 2008 after 21 years of working there. He had masterminded the top secret Maklar project to run the company’s operating system on Intel chips.
Former Engineer of Apple Rejected for a Job at Company’s Genius Bars
Scheinberg then applied for a job over at the customer support area of Apple, which commonly employs younger people, at one of the company’s high street stores. His reason was he was growing bored of retirement, as per reports in the US. Despite him having an intensely high knowledge of how the company and its products work, the former engineer was rejected for a position.
Details of this surprising events have made sparks into flames as the issue of age discrimination has been placed anew, especially within an article about the concern published within the New York Times. In said article, the author, Ashton Applewhite, stated that the former Apple engineer helps her with her own problems regarding information technology, and the same support would have been a great deal to be offered towards the tech giant’s customers.
“I’m lucky enough to get my tech support from JK Scheinberg, the engineer at Apple who led the effort that moved the Mac to Intel processors,” explained the New York Times author. “A little restless after retiring in 2008, at 54 he figured he’d be a great fit for a position at an Apple store Genius Bar, despite being twice as old as anyone else at the group interview.” She also stated that Scheinberg told her that “On the way out, all three of the interviewers singled me out and said: ‘We’ll be in touch.’ I never head back.”
The former engineer from Apple then addressed his feelings what had transpired over at his Twitter account. He even tweeted a link to Applewhite’s book entitled “This Chari Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.” To recall, Scheinberg even worked out how the company’s operating system would run on his personal PCs, which were running on Intel processors, as per his wife, Kim. The tech giant then developed his findings and had since then switched all of its computers from PowerPC processors to those made by Intel.
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