Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologizes for lashing out at driver

AFP  Getty Images		Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick

"You know what, some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s***", Kalanick responded.

"As far as I can tell, Uber's attempt at listening to drivers" concerns has been a little blurb in the app once a month, asking, "do you enjoy driving for Uber?' " Dahdah said.

"Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own (expletive)", Kalanick says in the video before getting out of the auto. "They blame everything in their life on somebody else".

Kalanick highlights that before now, he's never been willing to admit that he needs some leadership help, but he now wants to get it.

"Uber names/blames me for account deletes, and has a different law firm -not Holders - investigating me", the engineer, Susan Fowler said in a tweet Thursday.

CEO Travis Kalanick and other execs then held long meetings with upset employees, and faced criticism from investors who blasted the company's "toxic" environment and urged wholesales changes lest the company lose its way.

The 40-year-old CEO begins shouting as Kamel claims again the Uber Black prices were reduced. There also is a court case with Google based on claims that one Uber employee stole secrets about self-driving auto technology. It's not clear what kind of protections Kalanick has worked into his investment agreements with board members and what it would take to replace him as CEO. "In my forthcoming book Truth At Work, I have a list of "Seven Phrases That Say 'I'm Not Listening".

Kalanick denied that Black fares had been cut, but conceded that prices were reduced for Uber's general service, UberX, due to competition.

And the company has even faced some criticism from a key ally: the mayor of Pittsburgh, who has said the city is getting little in return for opening its streets to Uber's self-driving vehicle tests.

Waymo -a self-driving auto project owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc. -sued Uber last week, alleging theft of trade secrets. I lost Dollars 97,000 because of you.

The Uber executives need to take some time out of the c-suite, talking to those employees, drivers and customers.

Kamel's video will likely draw added scrutiny of Kalanick, whose style and leadership has been enabling his company's success - and its downturns, according to The Guardian.

On Tuesday, a top engineering executive, Amit Singhal, left Uber five weeks after his hire was announced.

"I'm not surprised they're going to pull off a PR campaign to change that perception", she said.

First, public outrage - and a trending Twitter hashtag, #deleteuber - prompted Kalanick to step down from President Trump's economic advisory council, saying his participation was not meant to be read as an endorsement of Trump's policies.

Molly Wood: So this is a video that was taped on Super Bowl Sunday inside an Uber auto.

Uber pricing has changed significantly since the app launched.



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