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Uber CEO Kalanick Argues With Driver Over Falling Fares

August 23, 2019

[music] [music] [music] [music] Emirates flights a long way ways away and all I remember is coming back from [inaudible] Yeah but your like “your pushing that off until September” “your pushing that off until September” “your pushing that off until September” “your pushing that off until September” Awwwww Awwwww Awwwww [inaudible] we can still be friends Travis, when’s your birthday? August 6 Leo can you turn on the air just a tiny bit? thank you so much I would guess 37 I’m just not allowed to say where I’m going I’m so glad the bay bridge is what it is It’s beautiful still much better than it used to be Uh there it is, there it is so we can just pull up to the side right here Thank you Thank you Good to see you too I don’t know if you remember me but the uh new people the old people 2010 Uh so we are reducing the number of black cars few months Yeah it’s good I saw the email it starts in May It’s all about the rating But you’re raising standards and dropping the prices We’re not dropping the price on black We have to, we have competitors otherwise we’d be out of business You have the business model in your hands you put the prices you want But you choose to buy everyone a ride We started high end We didn’t go low end because we wanted to We went low end because we had to Seems like a piece of cake because I beat them But if I didn’t do the things I did we’d be [inaudible] We could go higher more expensive Oh I did So here’s the thing We could do Lux in San Francisco so I have guys working on Lux Which will be 50-75% more expensive than Black But people are not trusting you anymore Do you think people will buy black cars anymore? Unless we buy them through Europe otherwise nobody wants to buy a car I lost $97,000 because of you I’m bankrupt because of you You keep changing every day Hold on a second! What have I changed about black? You changed the whole business! What? What? You dropped the prices On black? Yes you did Bullshit We started with $20 How much is the mile now? 2.75? You know what? What? Some people don’t like to take responsibility for their own shit They blame every single thing in their life on somebody else Good luck! Good luck to you too


  • Reply Marius Fleury March 23, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Feed treatment college xrbar search remaining cognitive oh colleague search little entity doll.

  • Reply SoldierPrince March 28, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Haha, what a joke this is. Completely staged. The CEO of Uber is going to use a regular employee (independent contractor) to drive him around, don't you think he would employ one to be his got to guy like a personal chauffeur if you are worth billions.

  • Reply BLUEGENE13 March 28, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    what did kalanick do i dont understand? he had to drop prices or no1 would use uber, its just how it is.

  • Reply China Plate Productions April 4, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    What do you think entrepreneurs are, Santa Clause? For as long as capitalism continues this is what happens. Turn left bro.

  • Reply David Nassau April 7, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Is it appropriate for a driver to start an argument with a passenger (no matter who it is), record the argument, then release it to media? Everyone criticizes Travis and no one questions the driver's behavior. Who forced him to drive black car in the first place? If he thinks it's a crap business why doesn't he do something else? Frankly I give points to Travis for even engaging with him, since he was supposed to be driving not debating. This isn't to excuse anything else uber has done, only this incident.

  • Reply supercaptainamericanmarvelman April 8, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    And don't slam my damn door!

  • Reply Luna Lourdes April 14, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Yes ceo was in the right. What he said was right. Those types of Taxi drivers are greedy, those are the ones that are infamously known for canceling your ride back in yellow cab days. People like that want to blame everyone else around them but don't want to take some accountability. This taxi driver doesn't know what he's talking about. You're a taxi driver, not a business major 🙄. How are you going to tell someone who's running a multi billion dollar business what to do. There would be no uber without him. Take five fucking seats and stick with what you know best… Driving people.

  • Reply Ray Martinez April 15, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    This is a shame how the CEO don't give a s*** about his employees maybe everybody needs to stop driving Uber and tried different company or doing something else so the company would have any source of making any profit and then they're will bankruptcy and then that will show them a lesson to take care of their employees

  • Reply Naser Alemi April 16, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Where the fuck is ur seat belt mr ceo

  • Reply EpicBunty April 16, 2018 at 5:09 am

    yo I don't really like Uber as a company I myself always call an Ola its the only competitor to uber in my country, but what the fuck is with all the hate on the ceo?? has he done something wrong or what? in this video it was totally the driver who was shitting on his boss for no reason! how the hell can he blame someone else for his stupid mistakes?

  • Reply gracie Bara April 18, 2018 at 8:53 am

    more litigation coming soon to a town near you!

  • Reply Andrew Gonzalez April 18, 2018 at 10:59 am

    "I bankrupt because of you"

    What an ignorant statement.

  • Reply Tyler Barker April 24, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    What data does uber share?

  • Reply Mz Lee April 25, 2018 at 11:32 pm


    Former Uber CEO talks anger management: "Yeah, I've done some therapy."

  • Reply Leonardo Oliveira May 10, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't he sell the car in order to get out of this business and move on to something else that could be more lucrative? How much money would he lose in the sale?

    Perhaps work long enough to net the loss and quit Uber.

  • Reply David Bunney May 10, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Driver is an Ass … the Passenger is Correct..

  • Reply VancouverCanucksRock May 11, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Hah! Bait And Switch!! Lure them in with more competitive Rates, then reduce them! Scumbag goooofs!! What he means by "Take responsibility for your own actions", is "You should've known better, than to invest your Money, in this Business! You got suckered!". I truly despise Corporate goofs!

  • Reply nikushim666 May 23, 2018 at 2:44 am

    all digital gig economies are a scam, they all mislead the contractor into false rates without accounting for all the other major factors involved. Such as maintenance fuel costs or vehicle depreciation. The last one is the big one alot people dont think about. Sure you can make some cash if you work the system and only target high surge areas (but even that aspect is being slowly phased out) Not to mention its a high risk job, alot of danger involved with it.

  • Reply Maria Espinoza May 23, 2018 at 3:52 am


  • Reply Ishrak Hussain June 1, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Travis Kalanick = Rotten Soul

  • Reply SweetLobster June 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    And he was right, this ceo didn't go far, he got fired by the shareholders and replaced by Dara Khosrowshahi

  • Reply Alex 10,000 June 11, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Watching this while waiting on my uber express pool.

  • Reply Billy Bob June 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Sorry, but nobody is forcing you to drive for Uber.

  • Reply Carlton June 24, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    That cab driver is a tard

  • Reply lovenpeace271 June 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Despicable human being.

  • Reply Anthony W. July 5, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    * I sigh * No comment.

  • Reply niva zero July 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Poor driver, invested in full and now bankrupt

  • Reply SamBo July 7, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    This Kalanick guy is atleast a million times worse than traitor Trump. It took years, several million prods, reminders, outrage and protests for Uber to introduce the very basic tipping feature. If one ever has any uncertainty about how more pathetic, horrific, cruel, mean and low a human can go, this one video is just suffice to provide that example. This is corporate dictatorship at its finest (or worst .. :)).

  • Reply Bern Chyu July 7, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    The ceo just said it’s your fault for buying an expensive vehicle. That’s true, no one made you buy anything. But when you start out with something that works for everyone and can’t manage it properly then cut your drivers pay. Who are you to say this to that man ya hypocrite.

  • Reply kalab asrate July 8, 2018 at 6:31 am

    That drive just lost his job on the spot lmao

  • Reply James Reed July 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    fuck this guy and his easy job asking for more money

  • Reply King Foo July 30, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Everything but logic aside just think about this situation. The CEO is right, they have mindsets others do not, that’s what makes them unique individuals that lead generation changing industries. If he had not made devices more cheaper, he could have not competed with the competitors and would’ve losses, this meaning every driver would loose as passengers are now using other services other than Uber, it’s a cut that had to be made and only a true leader can see that and would make it. If he had not made that decision and the medallion or yellow cam would’ve had the most efficient fare then the drivers would still ridicule the ceo for not making a strategy to save the company.

  • Reply Setting Mind July 31, 2018 at 4:45 am

    and thats why automated drivers is the future

  • Reply Setting Mind July 31, 2018 at 4:46 am

    mad respect that he took the time to even talk to him

  • Reply Sergio Lacuesta August 1, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    El judío con dos putitas

  • Reply Wadley225 August 1, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Kalanick is a fucking asshole.

  • Reply Gurusmurf August 3, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Things I learned driving for Uber:

    1. Most people are alright people.

    2. There is an inverse relationship between wealth and being an alright person.

    3. Uber is not a career, it's a payday loan with better terms. When you do the math you are basically trading part of the life of your vehicle for cash at a 1 to 1 ratio based on depreciation.

  • Reply THE LION August 4, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Broad strokes… Travis- “Yes I created a company that destroyed the existing competition”. Driver- “I hate you”…

  • Reply crypto tony August 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I am burr driver who makes 3.00 per person on avg when u use burr pool there's no pie in the sky here my advice get a real job

  • Reply devilrider9991 August 14, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    All ways mind you words, this cost Travis his job. But he is hell of rich. Ultimately drivers are getting screwed.

  • Reply devilrider9991 August 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Uber takes 50% of drivers money, why can't they take less. Greedy company. Cheap Passengers.

  • Reply sprint coding August 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    The ceo is a scum bag , filling his pockets wasting the 53% he collects he didnt ATTEMPT TO LEAVE A TIP DISGRACEFUL Glad he is fired NEW CEO SUCKS TO RATES HAVE TO FUCKING INCREASE OR THE DRIVING MARKET WILL COLLAPSE.

  • Reply abuwadie3 August 27, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Love that the driver has balls
    He’s talking to one the biggest founders/ceo in the world and he don’t give a fuck.
    I see both there sides.

  • Reply AJ September 4, 2018 at 2:11 am

    you guys heard of GRAB taxi ?

  • Reply george ash September 4, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Kalanick is a complete silicon valley scumbag, he is happy to make his millions screwing the little guy. I hope his actions eventually catch up with him.

  • Reply Jebus Slaves September 9, 2018 at 11:16 am


  • Reply 3 EEE September 11, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Better to kick out this kind of fucking CEO! kick his ass bro

  • Reply Ken September 11, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    4:27 FACTS. If the fares don't go down, everyone will take Lyft because it has comparable service and much lower prices. This guys says who cares? Without a rate reduction, he will have higher rates and NO RIDERS. I think it brings up some interesting points.

    I completely agree Uber is a money-grubby unlikable company with shady tactics that don't care about their drivers and with a (previously) prick of a CEO, but I agree with a lot of what he said here.

    Bottom line, don't complain about not making a ton of money doing a job that anyone with a license and a pulse can do. Work hard, study, get some desirable skills and get a higher paying job. Ubering at high wages was great while it lasted…but if you don't want to work for minimum wage or less on Uber now, go ahead and quit. There is a line out the door of people who would be happy to replace you.

    It does suck that Uber misleads a lot of drivers to make it seem like a better job than it is, sometimes causing drivers to think they can make $30 an hour driving for uber and investing into nice shiny cars, cleaning services, nice uniforms and fancy passenger entertainment and luxuries like gum, water, iPads to use while riding, etc. Only to realize they make minimum wage or less after costs and all that money they invested is not coming back anytime soon.

    Not tryin' ta be mean, this is just market economics supply and demand at work. There is no way the high rates can continue if competition exists and drivers are willing to drive for less (or can't do the math about gas, taxes, and car depreciation costs not to mention lack of benefits like health, dental, etc.).

    As for me, I drive Uber too, so don't think I'm some rich guy picking on the ppl that drive Uber. But I'm not complaining about the wages…nobody is forcing me to drive for Uber, and as I mentioned, it requires no skills to do. I'm also studying to become a software engineer on the side, and I only drive on the way to places I needed to go anyway (greatly increasing the profit per drive).

    Jus' sayin'.

  • Reply Alexander Lopez September 30, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Stand for something or fall for nothing… real talk!! the working man….

  • Reply Poovarasan October 1, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Go to hell m******* no more uber.

  • Reply Jonathan Roe October 3, 2018 at 6:27 am

    I stopped driving for Uber about a month ago. I took my dad to the airport. He paid $40. My cut was $18. How can you justify that? How can ANYONE justify that?

  • Reply Manuel stick October 20, 2018 at 8:48 am

    problem with uber is they dont want to pay drivers and they plan on replacing human drivers

  • Reply fitnesspoint2006 October 21, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    the two whores waited patiently outside for Mr. Moneybags to end his conversation, for those with average salaries (only one whore this time, CEO gets 2) the whore would be nagging, complaining and cursing for making her wait

  • Reply barnesdouglass October 25, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Don't complain about how little you get paid at Uber – just find another job! No one is forcing you to use Uber. . . . .

  • Reply Cody Nieman October 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    In this world you are either taking advantage of someone else or someone else is taking advantage of you. Luckily nobody is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to be the latter.

    Don't hate the player, hate the game.

  • Reply Classic Gaming Times October 29, 2018 at 6:06 am

    what a fucking prick

  • Reply Mr. pewterschmidt November 6, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Travis was a saint compared to what the fuck ever is going on there now.
    massive pay cuts and promotions destroyed.

  • Reply TehRasia November 11, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    What? The driver started to harass him and everybody blames the CEO? Being super rich doesn't make you less human

  • Reply Shooter Crypto McGavin November 29, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Finally got around to watching this…ya Uber is a a rip-off for drivers but the driver blaming him for investing 100k in a vehicle to drive for Uber is retarded…it's like some burger-flipper at Mickey Dee's yelling at the CEO cus he isn't a millionaire…I drove for both Uber/Lyft…don't put all ur eggs in one basket dude

  • Reply Prashant G Gaikwad December 8, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Dear india driver and owner facing same problems

  • Reply Herald Klump December 16, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Sorry to say it, but the people at Uber took the time to invent the APP, make it feasible, and work really well. If you don't like it… get a little funding, learn how to write code, and create another competitor in the Market. This time only take 10% of each ride. You will be rich. Others will make more money per ride, all is fair.

    If you use someone else's convenient app to do an easy driving job, the APP developers win, you chose the easy way out. Its on you.

  • Reply Karen Minassi December 21, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Sad stuff

  • Reply Craig Cuthbert December 25, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    People should stop driving for uber. Back to the licensed cab drivers who are more reliable and come without drama or nonsense.

  • Reply asey milii December 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    If I were the driver I'd buy bitcoin instead of buying a car for 97 grands.

  • Reply wesmont87 December 31, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Damn that is some serious manspreading.

  • Reply wesmont87 December 31, 2018 at 10:19 am

    This Driver understands Uber's business model better than Travis. Uber's venture capitalist investors subsidise half the cost of every fare. Uber offered to lease its drivers luxury vehicles so they can drive Black cars, and then cuts the UberBlack program, without thought for the lives destroyed. Some people just can't take responsibility that they've been taken for a fool by a multinational corporation that operates on a business model of flaunting local cab licensing laws and regulations

  • Reply jean rene tournecuillert January 6, 2019 at 4:00 am

    You're not gonna go far… he's 5.4B He change the industry and you're a nameless driver…

    he's right take responsability for his problems he doesn't used a gun to employ him… WTF ?

  • Reply DJ Jeff Fernando January 17, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Uber thinks that its character is above and beyond any law and regulations and its immune to any licensing laws

    Typical American….

  • Reply CPM January 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Trash Uber ceo with his 2 annoying singing gold diggers pff. I will never use this company.

  • Reply sharp Dus January 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    boycott uber

  • Reply Ulysses Farela January 31, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks to this brave driver for expose this money sucker
    Also he's behavior it's not acceptable I hope he resign sooner

  • Reply Michael Deem February 2, 2019 at 12:21 am

    That night, those women made more money than the driver. Just sayin'.

  • Reply Giraffe Tamer February 17, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Uber provides a means to drivers to make money by driving people around. Uber (like many other SF unicorn startups) focused on user growth instead of profit when they first started.

    However, now investors want to see the company making money so they've tinkered with their business model and had to find a way to generate profit without losing users. So drivers will need to suffer for that. It's business. Uber doesn't force drivers to work for them, and they're allowed to change driver salaries as much as they want. When you sign up to be an employee at a company, you're accepting the salary, the responsibilities, and conditions of your employment. I don't see how that would be any different for Uber drivers.

    If you're an Uber driver and think you're worth more than what they're paying you, then quit and figure something better out. If I were Kalanick, I would have fired the driver on spot.

  • Reply Harshit Madan February 27, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Invasion of privacy

  • Reply Kyle Barrier March 1, 2019 at 9:27 am

    As an Uber driver, all I can say is: "What the heck were you thinking going into $97,000 debt to drive a depreciating asset?"

    Not to brag or anything but I bought a nice Toyota Sienna minivan that was 10 years old that had 200,000 miles for $5,000 cash to drive for Uber. Been driving part time for 2 years and it is still running strong.

    That is how you can actually make money in this business.

    Lesson to learn.
    NEVER lease or buy a new car to drive for a rideshare company.

  • Reply dead pool March 2, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Them gold diggers telling him it's their birthdays…. Trying to get expensive gifts

  • Reply Tyler Bryant April 4, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    The driver might have a point but so did Kalanick. Paying $90,000 for a vehicle just to use with Uber seems a tad bit excessive. I know of $60K vehicles that would be great for Uber Black. I get wanting to invest in your business but you need to set limits too lol

  • Reply Leonard F Reid April 12, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Uber must be a poor company. The CEO takes an Uber. Why not a Lamborghini or something?

  • Reply Kazu Nabe April 24, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    What a douche bag

  • Reply Andrew Wilson May 1, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Driver seems like a smart guy that was foolish to invest in what should be treated as a side hustle.

  • Reply AJ M May 2, 2019 at 6:54 am

    As Frank told Tony. “Don’t get high on your own supply”. Driver was an asshole but he was Travis’s own supply. In fairness, don’t think Travis is a bad guy.

  • Reply Tim Boland May 4, 2019 at 1:51 am

    That’s driver was a bitch…he’s luck he was giving him the time of day

  • Reply Edwin. G May 10, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I saw the video and I don’t think the rich guy lost his cool. The middle eastern guy was antagonizing and insulting the rich guy.. it’s only natural you tell that ignorant hairy middle eastern dick head to go to hell..

  • Reply Muhammad sukky sukky May 10, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Stupid muzzy goat fucker. Should get deported back to BumFuckistan! "You'd don't gonna go far"
    What?! LMAO

  • Reply Persik II May 12, 2019 at 1:18 am

    This is some bullshit and it was like a setup to take him out of business

  • Reply Mor2come21 May 13, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    I cant stand rich entitled Brats @assholes!!!

  • Reply Knick Rivera May 16, 2019 at 5:28 am

    I just heard about this from a rider on Lyft today. I had no idea this happened and I am so proud of that driver for speaking up. BTW that Lyft tripped paid me $88 which is the same trip I've taken on Uber and got around 40ish Lyft for the W.

  • Reply Jimmy B May 17, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Fuck this dude. Hope he gets fired

  • Reply Jinglun Li May 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    With car2go, Marvin etc services coming to a rise. I would lower my prices, too if I were him. To compare the fares of car2go and Uber for example, a 10 mins drive(from home to work for me) cost $5.50 using car2go and note that I’d be driving a Benz whilst, as I can recall the last time I took a Uber from home to work is $7.80. As a rational consumer, I have taken my business over to car2go and Maven
    Now if you learnt economics, what Uber and other competitors are doing is building an equilibrium in the car sharing monopolistic industry. According to this theory, when a monopolistic market matures, all competitors should make $0 in profit on average It takes and no new competitors can be added or successful in it. Although, it takes time and price wars for information to be fully reflected to the market which then help develops the equilibrium. My point is, he’s doing what he has to do in order to stay in the game as any other businessman. Just as he said, they had to otherwise they would have not existed. New markets are fierce man. So, cut him some slack
    Like other posts suggest, drivers should adapt to the system in order to make more profit. After 10 years so, hopefully, when the industry close up its door for more competitors, you then will be able to choose a company that works best for you.
    Technology driven industry is still very new, so give it time

  • Reply Colton Wes May 23, 2019 at 1:09 am

    uber is losing money….

  • Reply Aslan Ibrahimov May 23, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Well he was right about Klasnic not going far.

  • Reply Jose Garcia June 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Hey Apple! How about you come up with a ride sharing app? You already charge too much for everything so fares will please the drivers, you already have satellites and servers; so all you need is that Apple logo and people will ride. Hey google! Jump in into the idea too.

  • Reply Mateo San June 22, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    I'm going to play the devil's advocate here. The truth is that things look very different from the trenches than from the command post, a guy in the trenches cannot possibly imagine all the things that go with each difficult decision. It's not that his concerns are not valid, it's not that he doesn't have the right to feel frustrated, but the truth is that he really doesn't know what he is talking about from a business perspective.

  • Reply Anıl Aydemir July 10, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I wish you'd started the video from the big bang.. lol

  • Reply Manila政府欠我五毛钱 July 10, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Uber CEO does not want to hear the fact. he just wants to keep bloodsucker from the drivers and passengers.

  • Reply Bulldog Star July 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

    This driver did it all for the camera and footage. He dosent care about Uber black and all that. F.O.S. Tennis clap!

  • Reply redline619 July 24, 2019 at 3:33 am

    U need white car not black car

  • Reply R A August 2, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I don't like any of these 'bros' from Silicon Valley, but what did he do wrong? Seemed like the driver was getting aggressive and berating him. I expected a lot worse tbh.

  • Reply EMMANUEL IWUOHA August 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Kalanick's getting a one star rating. Lol

  • Reply Crystal C August 16, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Honestly, this driver was being extremely rude…..he’s obviously jealous of the ceo

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