updated 06:00 pm EDT, Mon September 3, 2001
The Wall Street Journal has posted a compendium of reader input on the issue of wage insurance for workers, including this criticism of Apple's system: "The layoff was very nice with a big cash settlement, but that was because Apple feared lawsuits, not because we had any predefined special rights. At Apple, if you are a contractor, you are a second-class citizen. You don't get most of the perks that the "regular employees" get, and you cannot do a job with a management role: all managers are regular employees... I don't regret being laid off from Apple."