BEHIND THE YELP FIRING CONTROVERSY: Talia Ben-Ora, the ex-Yelp employee who was fired after writing online about her struggle to afford basic necessities, spoke with The Washington Post about her experience. Ben-Ora told our colleague Lindsey Bever on Monday:
They knew that I was picking up pennies and that I was having trouble sleeping and that I was cutting back on every single possible thing I could think of. But I was still working as hard as I could — and being as good as I could possibly be at the job.
Ben-Ora said she did not think she’d lose her job by speaking out, Bever writes. “Obviously, in hindsight, I should have expected to get fired,” she said, adding: “The whole point was to say, ‘This is how I’m struggling.'”