What an anonymous tipster had to say about employee ranking at the stores.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Recent Washington City Paper and Gizmodo articles claim the DMV’s beloved Apple stores are less a family of loving technology geniuses than one of mercenary techies, where to work at Montgomery Mall is apparently to be exiled to a desert of shame. The City Paper based its account off an anonymous ex-employee's email to Gizmodo, revealing “DMV Apple stores are like a high-tech Glengarry Glen Ross, with a bit of Man in the Iron Mask thrown in." According to the articles, the Georgetown store reigns supreme, constantly shattering business records. The Bethesda store, a “bitter rival” of Georgetown, comes in close behind, losing business to its DC sister store. Meanwhile, the Montgomery Mall store ranks somewhere closer to the redheaded …
Line stretches down the block in front of the Bethesda Row Apple Store Friday morning.
If you wanted to snag a new iPhone today, you had to wait in line -- a long line. Apple released its new iPhone 5 Friday, and techies waited in line to be the first to get their hands on the much-anticipated smartphone. At Bethesda Row, the line stretched down the block, nearly to Arlington Road. The good news? Apple provided free Dunkin Donuts coffee for the eager shoppers. If you're wondering where to buy one, check out our handy guide. There are only two Apple stores in Montgomery County -- both in Bethesda -- but plenty of other retailers are carrying the iPhone today. Did you buy an iPhone 5 today? How long did you wait in line? What do you think of the new smartphone? Tell us in the comments.