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Why was Steve Jobs given the night shift?

india Updated: May 14, 2012 18:10 IST
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Steve Jobs was asked to work in the night shift in his young days because of his ‘temperamental nature’, Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has revealed.

Wozniak, who is in Australia for a seminar on the company’s business philosophy, revealed that Jobs’ temper tantrums put him on the night shift during the late co-founder’s early days with game company Atari.

“He didn't get along with people in Atari. So they moved him to the night shift, where he was all alone,” News.com.au quoted Wozniak, as saying.

“He was very hard, pushing on engineers. But not at me. When he would fly off the chain at people and have yelling fits, I never personally witnessed them,” he added.

Wozniak recalled a time when Jobs became unduly upset about the escalating cost of his early ‘Lisa’ computer, the Mac team kicked him out of the building.

But despite these ‘quirks’, Wozniak said Jobs was the overseer who could manage across the disciplines and make the products a reality.