The Washington Post tells this tragic tale of woe:
In her nearly 2,500-word letter, Ben-Ora explained the complaints she had with Yelp, including how she was required to work for a year in customer service before she could move into another position.
"A whole year answering calls and talking to customers just for the hope that someday I’d be able to make memes and twitter jokes about food," she wrote.
In case you were wondering, yes, she did major in English, why do you ask?
She's poor*, and struggling and doesn't like it. Because the world should pay her six figures to write internet memes and shit. I guess. And this is all the fault of her employer somehow.
Because 80 percent of my income goes to paying my rent.
Nobody with a college degree can reasonably expect to move to the Bay area and have anyone feel sorry for them about not knowing what rent costs. The internet exists. You can check on that. Beforehand.
Let’s talk about those benefits, though. They’re great. I’ve got vision, dental, the normal health insurance stuff — and as far as I can tell, I don’t have to pay for any of it! Except the copays. $20 to see a doctor or get an eye exam or see a therapist or get medication.
Benefits? A mere $20 copay? ....and this is an outrageously bad sweatshop that she works for? ok.
Naturally, after posting her screed on Medium, the inevitable.
UPDATE: As of 5:43pm PST, I have been officially let go from the company.
Wasn't that what you wanted?
*from her remarks, it looks like she is making $20K takehome, fwiw.