No email sex
Some worried that building a global public company required a more mature tone from the CEO.Still others thought it contributed to an increasingly pervasive culture of sexism at the company, where some did not welcome the top execs making persistent jokes about partying.But sources said Kalanick was proud of his letter to the team and spoke about it often.But later staff memos about company gatherings were much less frat brother in tone.We are celebrating this company milestone and others and have organized a local grassroots movement to help bring Uber to Miami.#Miami Needs Uber Q: What does the Chinese symbol 九 stand for? It is a symbol that has internal meaning at Uber but is something we do not discuss externally. A: It's a celebration of a major milestone for the company, as well as a chance for us to hold a company-wide retreat and organize our efforts globally.I will have sex with you’ AND b) the two (or more) of you do not work in the same chain of command.
The reason the email has also gotten more pertinent recently is because two law firms — Perkins Coie and Covington & Burling — working on investigations about corporate misbehavior at Uber have the email and are looking at whether it helped created the party atmosphere that led to the sexism and sexual harassment, as well as general corporate mismanagement.
Ahead of one in Las Vegas, when Uber had 4,000 people going, then head of policy and communications Rachel Whetstone told staffers to be discreet and also to be respectful to hotel staff.
She wrote: I understand that some of these feel like tough rules but it will be much more fun for everyone (not just the comms team) if the media leaves us alone for the week.
And while staying under the radar might feel like wishful thinking, other equally prominent companies have managed to do this successfully in the past.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Travis Kalanick Date: Friday, October 25, 2013 Subject: 九 Info: URGENT, URGENT - READ THIS NOW OR ELSE!!!!!