Hard lesson learned for a college grad working an entry level job for Yelp: don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Yelp Customer Service Employee Protests Low Pay in Medium Post, Is Promptly Fired
She got some good advice from a guy who took some heat for it on the very liberal Recode news site:
The author of the article was not exactly down, they had a job with what they admitted to having great benefitsfully covered health insurance, free snacks and drinks in the office. The only caveat was that they were being paid the minimum wage in SF 12.25/hr and their living conditions were too expensive (choosing to rent a place without a roomate which most people in the bay area can not afford to do). They blame this all on the company that employs them and offers them benefits far beyond what most other places offer for an entry level position that does NOT require a college degree, literally a position that an 18 year old can fill. The reason I am not sympathetic to this situation is because I have worked full time for less per hour while attending school full time at a place that offered no benefits of any kind including free snacks and drinks. Many people are in far worse situations. We are talking about a 25 year old who moved to the bay area in the hopes that they would be paid 100k/year to write funny tweets and couldnt even last a year without bad mouthing the company that was giving them the opportunity to get their foot in the door.