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Yelp fires employee who complained that she could not afford to buy groceries due to her low pay

By Mason White 5:13 AM February 23, 2016
Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A Yelp employee in California, was shocked to be fired for complaining about her low wages.

Customer service agent Talia Jane of San Francisco, published an open letter to Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, claiming that some of his employees simply cannot afford food.

She said that many coworkers are struggling. One coworker even launched a GoFundMe page because she could not pay her rent.

Talia Jane painted a grim picture of the Yelp headquarters in San Francisco. About two hours after publishing the open letter, Talia Jane was notified that she had been fired.

Talia Jane was paid about $365 per week, barely covering her rent of $1,245 per month. She has not bought food since starting her job because she cannot afford it.

Talia Jane said that she ate her meals at Yelp, as the company provided free food during working hours.