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Millenial complains to CEO in open letter; finds out that the real minimum wage is $0

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't see this until this morning:

    I am sure there are going to be different opinions about this, although I personally don't get it. I read it like it was something out of the Onion; clueless millenial entitlement gone awry. I know others will read it in terms of what she is owned in life at the expense of someone else: fairness, a "living wages," etc. Or maybe not. She sounded so ridiculous to me, I was wondering if she could really be anyone's poster child for socialist doctrine.

    In any case, she made a choice to live in one the costliest places in the country on a $12-an-hour paycheck (a job she willingly applied for and took). And then wrote a whiny, snarky open letter to the CEO whining about her life (her expensive rent, the internet connection and phone she can't afford, and all the rice she has to eat to get by) and her pay (calling out the guy who started and grew the company about his net worth.).

    She is no longer employed by him.
  2. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    So basically, this person didn't bother to look at what her salary was going to be and what rent was going to be and realize this wasn't going to work.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The only thing that makes this even somewhat redeemable is that the company she worked for (and ripped into) was Yelp, which of course is based on the idea of destroying companies' reputations online with no filter. So that was fun.

    Otherwise, though -- yeah she seems to be of the belief that she has a birthright to live in the least affordable city in the United States.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Her Twitter profile plainly states she's "better at thinking about things than actually doing them."

    Good luck with that.
    Donny in his element likes this.
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Everyone has these pauvre de moi mid-20s moments. Most of us were smart enough to not publish them for general consumption. This is what journals and shrinks (WHICH SHE CAN'T AFFORD BECAUSE... YELP!) used to be for. Now everyone thinks they need to share them with the world.
    wicked, murphyc and Steak Snabler like this.
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Agreed on that.
    I am embarrassed someone could be so foolish and then broadcast it to the world.
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    She thought her stupid letter would lead people to discover her oh-so-cleverness and catapult her career to fame and fortune.
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    She doesn't mention having a roommate either. So I guess she decided living on her own in the Bay area was a fantastic idea on her salary. Does this girl have parents? Didn't either of them say, "hey fuckhead, there's no way you can afford this on what you'll make."

    I bought a brand new car in 2005. I sat in the salesman's office for 20 minutes crunching numbers before I finally pulled the trigger. "Rent is this much....car payment this much....cable...phone.....that leaves me....shit, I forgot electric....and my credit card.....Okay, fine. I'll take it."
    wicked likes this.
  9. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

  10. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

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