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Uber boss is taking time off from the firm for a few days – here's why

by LLB Reporter
14th Jun 17 8:06 am

Travis Kalanick takes leave

Uber boss Travis Kalanick is set to take a leave of absence as his firm finds itself in the middle of harassment and discrimination claims.

He also needs time to grieve for his mother, who died in a boating accident last month.

Kalanick told employees about his decision in an email as the firm was urged to transform its toxic culture.

“It’s hard to put a timeline on this,” the 40-year-old wrote about his break from the business. “It may be shorter or longer than we might expect.”

Referring to his mother’s death, he said: “I need to take some time off of the day-to-day to grieve.”

He also requires space “to reflect, to work on myself, and to focus on building out a world-class leadership team”.

“If we are going to work on Uber 2.0, I also need to work on Travis 2.0 to become the leader that this company needs and that you deserve,” he added.

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