Last Wednesday, a scandal haunted one of the busiest Apple stores in Australia (Carindale, Brisbane). According to the The Courier Mail (exclusive material for subscribers), some employees were caught taking images from customers' devices and taking pictures of colleagues / female customers to grade their bodies.
After taking more than 100 photos and taking images from other cell phones, the employees shared them with others from several Ma stores in the Queensland area in order to give the victim's body a rating from 1 to 10.
The bust occurred when one of the employees was caught in the repair room looking at pictures on a customer's cell phone. From what they told the The Courier Mail, four employees were charged at the Carindale store, but what they described as disgusting behavior would be happening in stores in Queensland and probably also in Sydney.
One described how it all happened:
A person would take a photo and add it to a chat and the participants would give the person, his butt or his breasts a rating from 1 to 10 and then comment on it. Everyone is feeling uncomfortable; The women who work at the store do not know how to feel because the leadership does not say who is involved. Preventing them from knowing ends up leaving them free from the consequences. Those responsible were dismissed, but what about the customers who were affected?
After the news came out, Apple said it would investigate the case because they believe in treating everyone equally and with respect, without tolerating this type of behavior. Even so, after conducting the investigations, they claimed that “they found no evidence that customer data or photos were improperly transferred or that someone was photographed by these former employees”.
This circumstance makes us wonder if nothing has really been found or if they just want the matter to dissipate. In any case, this type of conduct is not acceptable even in public environments, let alone inside a store where customers are supposed to / should be confident that their personal information and data is safe.