I totally agree with Kris. All through my twenties and into my mid-thirties, I worked two jobs, both of which paid less than this girl’s job at Yelp. Granted, that was twenty years ago, but still, I worked my ass off. My day job was as a receptionist/administrative assistant, which turned into a promotion into the customer service department and then to a paid move to Florida to work in the home office. My part-time job was as a clerk at a gas station. I excelled in both jobs, and both wanted to promote me. But I never expected to be paid more just because I didn’t make enough money to live the way I felt I deserved. I lived within my means (which meant doing without a lot of the time), and I worked hard, and I earned my pay raises.
And on the note about the insurance: HELLO, Talia! Wake up, little girl. You have NO IDEA how fabulous your health benefits were at that job. I would take that job JUST for the health benefits. My husband’s company has good benefits, which we’re thankful for, but Yelp’s benefits are far and away better than probably 99% of the companies out there. Badmouthing an employer who offers that kind of generous benefit plan was just plain stupid.
I gave a dollar to a homeless panhandler yesterday, but at least they were out braving the cold rather than sitting in cushy warmth drinking expensive bourbon while asking people to “lend a hand.” I tell you what, you do something to actually help yourself, and maybe I’ll consider giving you a dollar, too.