Last week, a 25-year-old lost her job at Yelp after posting a letter to her CEO on medium.com, essentially sharing her story of struggling to survive on inadequate wages.
The story was moving, but as it made the social media rounds, it predictably moved some people to respond with derision, including a 29-year-old medium member who posted a snarky rebuttal. A few turds of a feather shared her rebuttal, claiming she “ripped” the first woman.
Naturally, the rebuttal brought forth derision of its own, and a 37-year-old blogger posted her own rebuttal to the rebuttal, claiming to “destroy” the 29-year-old millennial who “ripped” the 25-year-old employee….
Of course the whole situation has now exploded, and most readers have probably forgotten the most important thing at play here — a young woman made a mistake, and is now unemployed in an expensive city without a support network. I hope she finds the help she needs, and is able to turn things around.
But I also hope the trend continues of older generations piling onto this story with headlines nested like matryoshka dolls, until we end up with a final epic burn like:
109-year-old interbellumist doesn’t recognize 85-year-old member of silent generation who fell asleep while scolding 65-year-old baby boomer who presented entire medical history to 49-year-old generation x-er who shared photos of first grandson with 36-year-old gen nexter who destroyed 29-year-old millennial who ripped 25-year-old Yelp employee who got fired after after complaining about her salary.
Bloggers. What are ya gonna do?