Uber CEO Travis Kalanick shouts at driver, apologises after outrage
Bloomberg published the video in which Kalanick is seen having an outburst with the driver, a driver who picked him up in early February
Uber founder Travis Kalanick has come up with an apology after a video emerged of him having heated argument with one of the company drivers.
The swearing came after the driver Fawzi Kamel, complained to the boss about his income's fall and blamed Uber's fare system.
Kalanick sent an email to his staff in which he said he was "ashamed" of his behaviour and admitted he needed to "grow up". Two weeks ago he made a controversy over his sexist comments about Uber and later he apologised for it.
And on Monday, Kalanick asked his engineering staff head Amit Singhal to resign following a related development.Bloomberg published the video in which Kalanick is seen having an outburst with
Bloomberg published the video in which Kalanick is seen having an outburst with Kemel, a driver who picked him up in early February.
It is seen that after a small exchange of words on lower fare at Uber service, Kalanick eventually told the driver: "Some people don't like to take responsibility... They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck!"
The staff memo of the Uber CEO can be read here:
"By now I'm sure you've seen the video where I treated an Uber driver disrespectfully, To say that I am ashamed is an extreme understatement.
"My job as your leader is to lead… and that starts with behaving in a way that makes us all proud. That is not what I did, and it cannot be explained away.
"It's clear this video is a reflection of me - and the criticism we've received is a stark reminder that I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.
"I want to profoundly apologise to Fawzi, as well as the driver and rider community, and to the Uber team."