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IN People ON 21 Feb, 2016
Working in San Francisco is not always as great as it might seem, especially if you are your position is not that high. You have to balance your expenses so that you can still live properly in the city.
However, sometimes things do not work out. Read the story below to see what one woman did to get financial help.
Talia Jane is a 25-year-old woman who just lost her job a few days ago from Eat24.
Eat24 is an efficient app used to order food and it is owned by Yelp.
Jane was a customer service representative for Eat24 and she had to travel to San Francisco to get the job.
Jane started working in August last year. Previously, she finished her degree in English literature.
Because her pay was only $12.25 per hour and the transportation costs her over $200 every month, Jane started feeling bad in San Francisco.
Worse, she was told that she would not have a bigger pay for at least a year.
Because she had been unable to eat properly and relied on water to prevent being hungry temporarily, she decided to tweet the Yelp CEO named Jeremy Stoppelman.
In addition, Jane posted an open letter on Medium and it immediately became viral. It was viewed by at least 85,000 people.
After her post, she was told that she violated the terms of conduct of Yelp. However, Yelp CEO Jeremy clarified that the company is doing its best to address the needs of its workers and that Jane was not fired because of the viral post.
Still, Jane argues that Yelp is lying about her not being fired because of what she said online.