Apple Gifts Employees With T-Shirt and Printed Credo for the Holidays

Every December, Apple provides its retail employees around the world with a special holiday gift to thank them for their contributions to the company and to celebrate the holiday season.

For 2016, Apple is giving each employee a T-shirt and a printed copy of the company's credo. The t-shirt is gray in color and features two circles created from what appears to be a list of all of the company's retail locations around the world.

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The credo is printed on a heavy card stock and comes in a protective envelope. Apple first introduced its new six-paragraph credo in August of 2016.

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We are here to enrich lives.
To help dreamers become doers,
to help passion expand human potential,
to do the best work of our lives.

AT OUR BEST

We give more than we take.
From the planet,
to the person beside us.
We become a place to belong
where everyone is welcome.
Everyone.

We draw strength from our differences.
From background and perspective
to collaboration and debate.
We are open.

We redefine expectations.
First for ourselves, then for the world.
Because we’re a little crazy.
Because "good enough" isn’t.
Because what we do says who we are.

We find courage.
To try and to fail,
to learn and to grow,
to figure out what’s next,
to imagine the unimaginable,
to do it all over again tomorrow.

AT OUR CORE

We believe our soul is our people.
People who recognize themselves
in each other.
People who shine a spotlight
only to stand outside it.
People who work to leave this world better than they found it.
People who live to enrich lives.

Apple's employee gift this year is somewhat less impressive than the gifts that have been handed out in past years. In 2015, employees were given a set of black and red urBeats headphones from the Beats by Dr. Dre product lineup and a nine-month Apple Music subscription.

In 2014, employees received an Apple-branded Incase backpack, and gifts in the years before that have included things like blankets, water bottles, hoodies, free apps, discounted iTunes gift cards, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

duffman9000 Avatar
98 months ago
I'm sure the Apple store employees would prefer a cash bonus instead of a $2 t-shirt.
Score: 159 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hufflematt Avatar
98 months ago
Nauseating, meaningless, patronising corporate ******** of the very worst kind. How utterly soul-destroying for the staff.
Score: 135 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skippermonkey Avatar
98 months ago
We are here to enrich lives.
To help dreamers become doers,
to help passion expand human potential,
to do the best work of our lives.
But we simply can't be arsed to make a new Mac Pro
Score: 94 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bryan Bowler Avatar
98 months ago
"We are here to entrench the world with dongles."
Score: 84 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chupa Chupa Avatar
98 months ago
Hey, it's Apple's thinnest holiday gift yet. Does it come with an Ive narrated video too?
Score: 68 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cheffy Dave Avatar
98 months ago
OH WOW!
What absolute crap, How about a $250 gift card. Cheap ass BILLIONAIRES!
Score: 65 Votes (Like | Disagree)