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Haven’t done one of these in awhile so lets get to it! After reading Talia’s letter, I have come to conclusion that this was probably not the best idea to call out the CEO of Yelp publicly just because of his net worth. This would undoubtedly have consequences of any future employment opportunities that Talia will try to obtain in the near future. I mean I get it, as a millennial/college graduate, an entry-level job pays way less then what you were expecting even if the company you are working for is worth $300 million dollars or more. The reality is that once you graduate college, you have to start all over again and pay your dues. It will not be easy, but it is something that you will be proud of once you look back at it. Now this does not mean that you have to struggle to pay for the basic necessities in order to survive. NO ONE should have to struggle in order to survive in this world and I mean NO ONE!
The minimum wage was NEVER designed to be a livable wage and it will NEVER be….that is why so many people take side jobs just to make ends meet in order to SURVIVE in this harsh economy. By moving to San Francisco without having roommates in one of the most expensive cities in the country is not a good way to maintain a somewhat balance lifestyle. Now I cannot say that Talia’s letter did not raise a very important issue because it actually did, the cost of living in the Bay Area is extraordinarily high and it’s not just San Fran alone, its in some parts of the U.S. as well. This is a very SERIOUS problem that needs to be solved immediately if we are ever to move forward as a country. Lastly, make sure you realize the opportunity cost before you take the job, it’s less headaches for everybody..just sayin’. #EndRant
Talia Jane’s Letter Source: http://bit.ly/1TFEuy2
Stefanie Williams Rebuttal To Talia Source: http://read.bi/1OqqccC