Uber has been in hot waters ever since former engineer Susan Fowler revealed the alleged sexual harassment and gender bias issues while she was still part of the company. And now another news regarding Uber came out wherein they block their employees at work from chatting using the anonymous application called “Blind.”
According to The Business Insider, there are a lot of Uber employees who use the app Blind when chatting with their co-workers. Blind’s head of operations, Alex Shin said that over 2,000 Uber employees are currently using the said application.
And it seems like Uber is trying to block their employees from using Blind. The talks regarding it were said to come from Uber employees. The employees reached out to Shin and told them that they cannot access the application when they are at work.
"Out of over the 100 tech companies active on Blind, Uber has been the only company to make attempts at blocking employee access to Blind. The app doesn't launch on Uber WiFi," says Shin.
However, Uber’s attempt seems not effective because it did not stop its employees from chatting. Shin even said that “Our activity at Uber has gone up 3x since they blocked us on their WiFi.”
According to BBC, Uber is currently facing a tough time. It first started with the sexual harassment issue and then followed by being sued for claims that its self-driving company stole technology from Google. Since the allegations came out, there are former Uber employees who reached out on BBC and shared their concerns regarding the company’s operation in its other offices around the world.
An anonymous former employee even pointed out that the “insane growth” of the company started all the problems. Most likely, Uber was not ready and well-equipped to face the growth that they are experiencing. It seems like Uber’s mess is getting more and more intense.
Meanwhile, Jobs & Hire reported that Uber is making a research on flying cars since former NASA engineer Mark Moore will become part of Uber’s executive team. Moore will serve as the director of engineering for aviation.