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Monday, 20 March 2017

Gbetu Tv: Jeff Jones Quits from Uber

Uber's president and No.2, Jeff Jones Quits after six months on the
job.


This is allegedly as a result of the #DeleteUber campaign which took the company backward.

According to a departure statement released to CNNMoney on Sunday, 19th March, the company appreciates Jeff and wish him the best.


The statement read,  "We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best."

Jones became Uber's president August 2016 and ran marketing for Target.

He also headed Uber's ride-hailing operations, marketing and customer support, and was second in command to CEO Travis Kalanick.

News have it that the task of telling a better story about the company's business has got more difficult in
recent months.

First, the company which was valued at $68 billion, has had a rocky few months.

Second, was the #DeletrUber Campaign by critics in January 2017.
This happened after Uber turned off
surge pricing at New York City airports.

"At the time, taxi drivers were protesting President Trump's travel ban by calling for a stop to pickups at JFK, where two Iraqis were being
detained. Uber's decision effectively lowered the cost of a ride on its service."

Third, in February, the company was hit with sexual harassment claims from a former engineer.

"In a lengthy blog post, the woman
accused the company of systemic sexism that included being propositioned for sex."

Worst of all was in March 2017, when The New York Times reported that Uber had developed a tool that it used to deliberately deceive authorities in cities that had either banned the app or were trying to restrict its use.

This is seen as a infringement on rights and "App Anarchy".

Same Sunday, In a letter to employees, CEO Travis Kalanick said that Jones made the decision after the company said it would hire a chief operating officer.

"Kalanick is looking for a new second in command that could help him steer the company's trajectory."

"Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn't see his future at Uber," Kalanick wrote.


Uber has already lost several big executives in recent weeks.


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