Talia Jane, a 25-year-old former Yelp employee, wanted to start a conversation about living on minimum wage in Silicon Valley. But she didn’t hit the nerve she was aiming for.
Her open letter to Yelp’s CEO — a letter that got her fired — restarted the endless debate over whether millennials face a particularly tough time in the job market or whether they’re just more likely to complain about it online.
Talia Jane writes a frank letter to the CEO of Yelp pointed out the difficulties of surviving in the area on such a low wage. This is the original post that sparked the backlash.
After Yelp employee Talia Jane posted an open letter criticizing the company’s low wages, she got fired and triggered a huge media backlash. We spoke to her about her termination, the blowback, and what she thinks of a living wage for workers in the Bay Area.
A Wired feature 2 months after the initial post. Details the outrage she endured and how it impacted on her employability.
Talia Jane was fed up with low pay at Yelp, so she wrote an open letter to her CEO. The backlash was swift — and harsh, but two years later she tells The Post why she has no regrets…