(NEWSER) – A Yelp employee who complained about having to live in near-poverty conditions has a new problem—she needs a job. Talia Jane wrote an open letter to CEO Jeremy Stoppelman on Friday seeking higher compensation and detailing her struggles to afford food, rent, and transportation in San Francisco, and got fired hours later, Re/code reports.
"My manager and HR told me the letter and what I wrote violated Yelp’s terms of conduct," she tells BuzzFeed. Stoppelman tweeted that he wasn't involved in her firing and "it was not because she posted a ... letter directed at me." Either way, the letter has drawn attention for its depiction of life with an entry-level position at Eat24, Yelp's food delivery service, in one of America's most expensive cities.
Seems Jane lived mostly on rice and water, slept fully clothed because she couldn't afford heat, put 80% of her bi-weekly $733.24 check toward rent, and accepted $6 from a generous CVS employee so she could get to work.
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