It’s a nice evening, everyone seems to be having a good time in the back of an Uber until Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO and driver get into a heated argument over the falling rates which ends up before it even started.
Travis Kalanick hired an Uber black car, the high-end service offered by his company with two of his female friends riding by his side. They seem to be enjoying the music, Maroon 5 is on the radio and everything is seems to be chill. Until, the driver initiates a conversation with stubborn, short tempered Travis.
It all went downhill from there as there driver tries to explain the plight of falling fares and premium service, but it all falls on deaf ears. Fawzi Kamel, the driver then proceeds to blame Kalanick for the falling fares which gets him all riled up and defensive. This lead the Uber driver to share the footage with Bloomberg out of despair and a good payday.
Earlier yesterday, Kalanick issues an apology “To say that I am ashamed is an extreme understatement,” Kalanick wrote. “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.”
If you have been following the downfall of Uber following the #DeleteUber trend that saw people delete over 200,000 accounts, it kind of seems easy where pointing fingers should lead to. In this case, it’s probably the feisty CEO.