Last week a 25-year-old employee on Yelp/Eat24’s customer support team posted an open letter to her CEO about her struggles to survive on her entry level salary.
In it, she describes subsisting on a 10-pound bag of rice and the free food provided in the company kitchen (which apparently they’re not allowed to take home – gasp!) and recounts the time she got stranded without a way to get to work until a CVS employee lent her the $6 she needed for the train. She explains how 80% of her take-home pay goes toward paying her rent, leaving her to make some tough choices about how to stretch that last 20% across all of her other expenses. It certainly sounds stressful. But is that her CEO’s problem?