We can agree to disagree that companies grossing tens (or hundreds) of millions in profits have a responsibility to pay their employees livable median wages. Nobody can predict what type of personal or professional hardship they may encounter in life. You have no idea what her personal situation or work ethic is, you’re assuming you know all the facts, I’m taking what I know at face value; Yelp is underpaying is SF employees wages and it’s exploitative capitalism at it’s finest. Clearly you haven’t read the culture document I linked to either, you’re tuned out from the bigger problem here. Yelp should have never actively recruited and hired employees in SF at these wages.
A company has no business paying employees wages far below the standard cost of living when they are banking tens or hundreds of millions of dollars.