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>> Uber's CEO is getting a lot of practice writing letters of apology. Travis Kalanick on Tuesday night sending out a note saying, it was time for him to quote, grow up. After video surfaced of him getting into an argument with an Uber driver. The video aired by Bloomberg News earlier Tuesday shows a heated disagreement between Kalanick and a driver, after the driver berates Kalanick for cutting fares.
Kalanick insists Uber dropped fares in order to stay competitive, telling the driver, quote, some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck! Uber, seeming to move from crisis to crisis. Just last week, a former software engineer alleged systemic sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.
Prompting Kalanick to promise an investigation. A social media campaign to boycott Uber propped up in December, after Kalanick joined US President Donald Trump's Economic Advisory Council. Kalanick later resigned. Then the hashtag #DeleteUber started trending after it appeared Uber was undermining a New York City taxi cab strike, protesting Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from seven middle eastern and North Africa countries.
Uber separately finding itself in a courtroom battle with Google. The search engine's self driving car division, Waymo, accusing Uber of stealing its technology. In his apology this week, the CEO stating quote, this is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help, and I intend to get it.