How I said "no thank you" to Apple’s job offer

Recently I’ve said “no thanks” to Apple’s job offer. Was I stupid? Probably. But probably not.

A few days ago, I’ve received a LinkedIn message from Jennifer Rakow that claims to be an Apple recruiter. She told me that she had several opportunities and asked whether I would be interested to work for her company.

Initially I thought, “Horray… Could this be Jackpot? Finally, my chance to go to the Bay Area and maybe meet the Big Stevie J”.
But then again I thought, will I have to let go of my personal business? I mean, currently all I have offered are all Apple applications. If this means I have to dissolve all of them, I would have to say no and continue my current day job in a less conflicting company instead.

Like an Apple spokeswoman once said, “Apple’s policy allows for employees to have apps on the App Store if they’re developed and published prior to their start at Apple.” In other words, if I took a job at Apple, I can no longer release more App Store apps until I quit, probably.

Since there isn’t any more reply, it looks like they are not interested with enterprising people like me. The Mac and iOS are great, but to me they are just canvasses that I can draw my painting on. I do have great respect for Apple and the stuff that they make. Nevertheless, I simply don’t see myself comfortable of being a corporate drone for the rest of my life and being dependent on appraisals.

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