When Steve Jobs was young, he was apparently very careless with personal hygiene, and this caused him some problems in his first few jobs.
Before Steve Jobs co-founded Apple, he had to start working for other companies, and was apparently quite unpopular with his coworkers in one of his first jobs.
It’s no secret that Steve Jobs He was a person who didn’t care a little about what many thought of him, and yet he dressed casually, skipping any etiquette, and in one of his first jobs, at Atari, he was remembered for being a person who had bad body odor.
This is how he tells it in an interview Allan Alcorn to the New York Post, the creator of Pong, and who hired Steve Jobs, the mind behind the iPhone, on the day shift but was forced to move him to the night shift, where he was practically alone, due to criticism from the rest of his staff. companions.
“It was in 1973 and there was a guy maybe 18 years old, very passionate about technology, and he said his name was Steve Jobs and I hired him. He was a bit annoying to work with and he had a real problem with body odor so we made him work nights. it was better for everyone”.
Five years later, Steve Jobs founded Manzana with his friend Steve Wozniak, and from there one of the most important technology companies in the world.
A professional relationship that lasted many years
Although Jobs was transferred to the night shift at that job, he never forgot his work with Alcorn, and yet they worked together on other occasions.
There was one time where Jobs asked Alcorn for direct help with a technical issue and to pay him he offered him Apple shares, something that Alcorn refused and asked for an Apple computer instead. had not yet been invented iphone.
After Warner bought Atari, Alcorn left the company to become an employee of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to work on digital video compression: “I really didn’t want to work with this person [Steve Jobs]. You can end up being a really unpleasant person to work with. But it sounded interesting and, you know, it was Apple”says Allan Alcorn.
They are one of the many anecdotes that the creator of Pong has been telling about Steve Jobs and that continue to surprise some time later.