Microsoft Pinching Apple Employees to Staff Stores

Managers enticed with higher salaries and sent back to poach sales people
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2009 2:54 PM CDT
An Apple Store in New York.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Microsoft’s planned expansion into the brick-and-mortar retail sector will be staffed at least in part by…Apple Store employees, reports the Loop. The software giant is hiring away Apple managers with higher salaries, sources tell the tech blog. Those managers in turn are trying to bring aboard Apple's top salespeople. All reports suggest Microsoft’s stores, expected to open in the fall, will follow Apple’s example not just in staffing but in layout.