An Open Letter to Stefanie Williams and Other Bootstrapping Millennials…
Miles Howard
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Thank you for your well thought out and eloquent article, Miles. I’m also impressed with the kind hearted responses you’ve received so far. I’m sorry, I won’t be as kind.

I hate when people try to parlay their own life-path as a panacea to other people’s problems. “I had to suffer therefore you should have to suffer.” I can guarantee that there are plenty of people that had they met Ms. Williams while she was working as a hostess and struggling to make ends meet, they would have smugly responded “That’s what you get for majoring in English. You should have gotten a STEM degree and you wouldn’t be in this position.”

Talia Jane’s approach in this may have been a bit misguided (Hindsight being 20/20). However, I understood her main point which was: Value me and my co-workers for more than just the basic job descriptors outlined. Pay me based on a cost of living basis so that I can pour my talents and passion into this job. Here’s a girl with what seems to be a good set of core values and an argument that as I mentioned, may have been a bit misguided (subject to individual interpretation) AND then you have everyone else taking turns s.h!**ing on her so that they can take the time to either flaunt their larger D!(k Size or to feel better about their own situation in light of hers.

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