In late September, Twitter took time out of its busy schedule of replying to every Trump tweet to collectively cringe at Time Out New York. Someone at the magazine, apparently, wanted to create a new photography position.
But a higher-up needed convincing first.
So a very professional, very passionate email was sent explaining why this position was so crucial—including a plea to take some work away from an extremely busy woman named Melissa.
And then that email was posted verbatim to a job site.
"The current situation with the Photo team in the US... is not a long-term solution," went the post on Indeed.com, before delving into the company's finances and the plight of a seriously overworked Melissa.
"She's been forced to do all of this work herself, and is currently completely swamped and overwhelmed... I'm concerned about Melissa getting burnt out and potentially wanting to leave."
After reporter Brandy Zadrozny came across the posting and gift wrapped it for Twitter, he followed up that the job listing had been taken down.
"The position has been filled?" he asked. Yeah, probably not.
And taking down the post in shame sure won't help Melissa. Here's our message to Time Out New York—PLEASE DO NOT DELAY IN FINDING SOMEONE TO HELP MELISSA. Power through your internet shame and do what's right. Or you're gonna lose her.
Just ask the internet, who have found a new hero in this mysterious hero Melissa.
As for Melissa, she hasn't publicly responded to the drama yet. Zadrozny has a theory why.