An Open Letter To My CEO
talia jane

I get you’re struggling — most of us are. What I don’t understand is why you would sign a contract for an apartment that you knew full well you couldn’t afford. With that one decision, you set yourself up for complete failure. Perhaps you couldn’t find a lost-cost place and were desperate at the time — but did you think of the repercussions of this one decision? You blame the company and CEO of the company you work/worked for because they do not pay what you require to live but then you fail to look back at the one mistake you made: your living situation. You agreed to the contract you entered into when accepting this position with Yelp/Eat24 — whether or not you had already entered into your apartment contract at the time or did this after the fact — you knew you couldn’t afford this lifestyle and now blame this company for your failure. It’s time to take ownership of your choices instead of pointing the finger elsewhere. Poor planning and a head in the clouds has taken you down this path — perhaps this is the only way for you to know for certain that one really can’t live beyond their means. Money doesn’t grow on trees as the saying goes and your rent most definitely won’t pay itself.