Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has issued an apology to his employees, one day after a video of him arguing with a driver over fare prices surfaced on the web. The note strikes a remorseful tone, as the 40-year-old Kalanick claims he needs to “grow up.”
In the video, Kalanick’s temper flares as driver Fawzi Kamel brings up the topic of declining ride fares. After a brief back-and-forth, in which Kamel discusses the lower average price of a ride and his personal struggles as a driver for the company’s black car service, Uber Black, Kalanick abruptly exits the vehicle.
Upon exiting, Kalanick, the leader of a $69 billion dollar company with a total employ of 11,000 full-time workers and millions of drivers, retorts: “Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck!”
According to Bloomberg, which was supplied the video footage by Kamel, the altercation occurred in February on Super Bowl Sunday.