Apple employees can claim to have the most beautiful office in the world. The spaceship-like designed office in Cupertino is nothing short of an engineering marvel, but it doesn’t seem to fitting well into the lifestyle of Apple employees.
A report from MarketWatch details how Apple had to call emergency services to assist multiple employees who couldn’t distinguish the glass walls in the new campus. The report notes that some employees walked right into the glass walls since it was so clear. The only good side of the story is that the none of the injured employees required hospitalization, but some were treated for minor cuts to the head.
The new Apple Park campus was initially slated to open last year, but most employees only began moving into the building early this year. There are even reports that the employees have begun using post-it notes to mark where the walls are, but the sticky notes were removed by the authorities since “they detracted from the building’s design”.
It is not immediately clear whether California authorities will take action against the iPhone maker since it requires employers to “protect against the hazard of walking through glass by barriers or by conspicuous durable markings”. There is a possibility that the company might even be fined for failing to protect its employees against health hazard.
There are also reports that some Apple employees are not liking the new campus and find it very complicated against their existing workplace. It basically seems that Apple’s engineering and architectural vision is a grand success from the outside, but people living inside the workplace might be struggling to adjust.