800 Apple Employees get the boot after cashing in on rebates

Remember how jealous everyone got when Jobs announced that Apple was giving a free iPhone to each employee? Then remember the uproar caused by such an early price drop from $600 to $400? Ooh, ooh! Then, remember when Steve-O agreed to offer a $100 rebate for early adopters? Well, it seems that some of those employees in the first group, decided to play the system and cash in as though they were customers of the second group. And it might have cost them their job. About 800 people are rumored to have decided to willingly submit their $100 rebate on their free iPhone, and once Apple execs figured it out, it took no time at all to send them to the unemployment line. Too harsh? They say not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but that should probably be amended to say “especially when they give you a free iPhone, and it’s only $100.”


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