It sparked some bad memories for people.
Turns out there is no shortage of people who know exactly what it feels like to be trapped in an overwhelming job. A job at an actual magazine where no one apparently even has time to proofread a job posting before it goes up.
People had other suggestions for ways they could keep Melissa happy.
Anyone working as hard as Melissa has been clearly deserves some major rewards. So why not, in addition to a fat raise, she get an enthusiastic, desperate young person to follow her around with hot coffee everywhere?
There was even an attempt to start a movement.
While the hashtag itself didn’t catch on, several people were ready to take a stand in her name. Could Melissa be the next Bernie Sanders? Or is her fifteen minutes of fame over already? As long as she eventually gets a lunch break, it’s fine either way.
There's also the question of the salary for the new employee.
Whoever they are, here’s hoping they have nine roommates and a crate of ramen nearby. Because this is not much to live on in one of the most expensive cities on Earth. Though from the sound of the ad, you might not even need a place to live, since it seems they rarely get to go home.
Many also observed that this job posting will likely turn candidates away.
The post paints an incredibly bleak picture of life at the magazine. And anyone who isn’t absolutely desperate might see it as a sign that things maybe aren’t as fun behind the scenes of the popular publication. Though we’d certainly love the opportunity to buy Melissa a drink at the next office happy hour.
So what was the fallout at the actual office?