Earlier in the week, (former) Yelp employee Talia Jane Ben-Ora became momentarily famous as the poster-child for all things wrong with the entitlement mindset of young adults in today's America. Her open letter to the CEO whining of her "struggle" and "starvation" had some wondering if this was an Onion parody - it was not.
While Charles Hugh-Smith offered some advice to the 25-year-old, it appears, judging from her social media postings, that she was entirely honest about her plight...
Some examples include:
"So here I am, 25-years old, balancing all sorts of debt and trying to pave a life for myself that doesn’t involve crying in the bathtub every week. Every single one of my coworkers is struggling."
"I haven’t bought groceries since I started this job. Not because I’m lazy, but because I got this ten pound bag of rice before I moved here and my meals at home (including the one I’m having as I write this) consist, by and large, of that. Because I can’t afford to buy groceries. Bread is a luxury to me, even though you’ve got a whole fridge full of it on the 8th floor."
"Did I tell you about how I got stuck in the east bay because my credit card, which amazingly allows cash withdrawals, kept getting declined and I didn’t have enough money on my BART Clipper card to get to work?"
Of course, most know, this viral 'letter' did not end well for Talia:
"As of 5:43pm PST, I have been officially let go from the company. This was entirely unplanned (but I guess not completely unexpected?) but any help until I find new employment would be extremely appreciated."
Reminding America's entitlement society once again that the true minimum wage is in fact $0.