Uber CEO Apologizes After Caught on Camera Arguing with Company Driver
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 5:53
Uber's CEO is getting exactly what he and his company doesn't need - more negative attention.
In the video, "The driver in a dash cam tells Kalanick, a passenger, that 'people are not trusting you anymore, ' and complains that rates for drivers have fallen", before the Uber CEO responds to the driver, claiming, "Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit". We didn't go low-end because we wanted to.
When Kamel pushed back, Kalanick said "bulls-".
"To say that I am ashamed is an extreme understatement", he said, offering his apologies to Kamal and Uber's drivers, customers and employees.
The CEO then said before getting out of the auto: "Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s-". They blame everything in their life on somebody else.
Whoever steps up to provide that leadership help might want to bring a crisis-management background.
Kalanick also faced criticism for agreeing to be part of a business advisory panel for President Donald Trump, but then quit the panel amid a campaign by Trump opponents to delete the application.
Following President Donald Trump's January 28 executive order barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for several months, NY taxi drivers, many of whom are from the Middle East, staged a boycott, refusing to pick up travelers at the John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Kalanick called for an independent investigation of those issues, and the company hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to help.
On top of this, Google's parent company Alphabet recently announced it is suing Uber for allegedly stealing the technology it is using to create self-driving cars - a claim Uber denies. Uber dismissed warnings about the legality of what it was doing for months, emails obtained by the Verge show.