In the original letter, posted on Medium by Talia Jane, she complains and whines about how little she is being paid for the work she is doing at Yelp. Her argument is one of compensation equality at it’s root, and it is punctuated by tangents about how much the company spends on pistachio nuts instead of increasing her pay. The compensation debate is an important one to have and people have been having it for a long time. But why is this story from a privileged girls going viral? She isn’t suffering! She isn’t a single mother with 2 kids and 3 jobs unable to make ends meet. She is a college-educated young girl who chose to live alone and got a job right out of college. I am not saying she has it is, but of all the sob stories I have read recently, this is not the one that tugs on my heartstrings.
Anyway, the plot thickens a little when Stephanie Williams throws in her two cents about her career path, and the entitlement of the millennials.