Real reviews. Real people. Really awful.
Mar 31, 2009
I'll buck the trend of all the sycophants pouring in from Yelp and tell you honestly: I can't stand that place at ALL.
Sure, it's personal. I ended up being dishonorably discharged from there after spending a few months giving the bullies a taste of their own medicine. However, that's not looked upon as "being cool" there, since in order to be a bully on San Diego Yelp you have to be there "from the very beginning" (which is what, 2007?) or a lesbian resembling Vanilla Ice. Since I'm neither, I was unceremoniously given the boot after a few months of trying to make some headway with the children over there.
But that's not even the worst of it. Yelp has been in the news a whole lot recently about how they're extorting business owners into advertising on Yelp, lest a whole bunch of negative reviews mysteriously make their way to the top of the business' listing. Before the Yelp Elite Squad comes here and calls me a liar - I have TALKED to business owners that have been harassed by the Yelp sales force.
Webster's defines "yelp" as a "a sharp shrill bark or cry". Shrill, you don't say? Describes Yelpers to a tee. Stay far, far away.