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Uber CEO, Driver Squabble Over Fares

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 09:10 PM

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick got into an argument with one of his car company's drivers over fares, a quarrel recorded on the drivers' dash cam and turned over to Bloomberg News.

Kalanick caught flak from Fawzi Kamel, an Uber driver since 2011, in early February for lowering prices for people who take the Uber Black service. Uber Black cost riders $4.90 per mile or $1.25 per minute in San Francisco in 2012 according to Bloomberg News and, today the service charges $3.75 per mile and $0.65 per minute.

"You're raising the standards, and you're dropping the prices," Kamel tells Kalanick, to which Kalanick responds, "we're not dropping the prices on black."

But in general, says Kamel, drivers are getting paid less.

"We have to; we have competitors; otherwise, we'd go out of business," points out Kalanick.

The conversation turns sour when Kamel tells Kalanick that people aren't trusting Kalanick anymore.

"I lost $97,000 because of you. I'm bankrupt because of you. Yes, yes, yes. You keep changing every day. You keep changing every day," he said, adding "You changed the whole business. You dropped the prices," when Kalanick asks what Uber had changed about the Black service.

"Bullshit," says Kalanick. "Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck!"

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