Ex-Apple employee ‘Sam Sung’ auctions name badge for children’s charity

An Apple employee named after the company’s arch enemy is selling his business card on eBay. Sam Sung, from Vancouver, Canada, worked at the city’s Apple store and has put his staff lanyard and business card up for grabs. They come complete with his distinctive blue employee sweater – and all three are framed behind glass. The money raised will go to a charity called Children’s Wish.

I came across one of my old business cards the other day when it fell out of a book. So, with a view to raising money for a very deserving charity, I’m auctioning the only Apple Sam Sung business card I have left and I’m going to donate all of the proceeds minus eBay fees to Children’s Wish.

Sam Sung’s listing on eBay

Bidding has hit $80,000 – but that is likely to be a fake offer. Mr Sung says he is working with eBay to establish which of the bids made so far are genuine. Apple has been locked in a lengthy battle with fellow smartphone maker Samsung, but recently agreed to end all legal action over patents outside the United States.

I had a great time working for Apple and would recommend it to anyone. I hope my old business card will go to another fellow Apple enthusiast with a sense of humour and the desire to help raise some money for a good cause.

Sam Sung