Hi Future Open Letter Person,
If you’ve been working in Silicon Valley long enough and NOT been screwed over, then you’re obviously doing it wrong.
I’m all for venting, but that’s why you should really have close friends. If some were your colleagues, even better! They can relate and they’ll also probably buy you a beer when you leave. Win-win!
However, if you’re mad set on publicly doing it, go vent to a journalist. This way you can at least blame him or her if you come off sounding bitter. The journalist (if he or she is good) will ask your former company for a comment. If said company is in the wrong (and I’ll just assume they are), they won’t comment. You sound like the winner. Go you!
Just don’t go breaking your confidentiality stuff.
And seriously… look into having one or two close friends. They’re (usually) cheaper than venting to a therapist.