Uber CEO Details Puke Charges and Sex Rules For Employees in 2013 Memo

“Have a great fucking time!” - Travis Kalanick / Image via Getty
“Have a great fucking time!” - Travis Kalanick / Image via Getty

Just days after it was announced Uber had fired 20 employees after an investigation into nearly 200 sexual harassment and misconduct claims, a leaked memo reveals how CEO Travis Kalanick advised employees on having sex with each other on a company outing.


In a 2013 memo obtained by Recode for a company trip to Miami, Kalanick lays out in pretty stereotypical Silicon Valley bro-speak the trip rules for all the “Uberettos,” including notes on how Miami’s transportation “sucks ass.”

“Do not have sex with another employee UNLESS a) you have asked that person for that privilege and they have responded with an emphatic “YES! I will have sex with you” AND b) the two (or more) of you do not work in the same chain of command,” Kalanick writes.

He also writes that there is a “$200 puke charge” for vomit done in public. Also throwing kegs off buildings, doing drugs, and landing in jail are all off limits on the trip, especially because the company doesn’t have the bail budget for that last one. As for what you can do? “Share good music. Digital DJs are encouraged to share their beats poolside,” Kalanick writes.

Sounds like Uberetto hell.

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel



Well, he got consent right, so I’m all for that!

What’s most concerning, though, is the top photo. WTF is up with the colors? Did the photo get run through a muppet filter, or something? Dude’s oranger than Trump.