Emotional intelligence 101 (Guest Commentary)

Why a millennial’s letter to Yelp’s CEO got her fired — and what both sides can learn
By Justin Bariso
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/18/2016

If you haven’t heard, the post entitled “An Open Letter to My CEO” went viral a couple of weeks ago on Medium.

“Talia Jane,” a 25-year-old employee of Yelp/Eat24, wrote the letter to Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman to tell her story — a story that includes “crying in the bathtub every week” because of hunger pains and taking a $6 handout from a CVS employee who overheard her conversation about not knowing how she would get to work.

And then, Jane got fired.