AT Kearney consultant, Kanav Sharma has now backtracked on his complaint and has urged Ola not to take any punitive action against the cabbie
Bengaluru: The Management Consultant at Kearney, Kanav Sharma who had lodged a complaint against an Ola cabbie for extending his full support to PM Narendra Modi, Kashmiri Pandits and even the Citizenship Amendment Act has easily backtracked, owing to massive pressure from all quarters.
The company which he works for Kearney is a firm that focuses on strategic and operational CEO-agenda issues. It is shameful that a company which claims to be one of the highest-paying companies employs someone like Kanav who wanted hit on the very livelihood of the cabbie.
As the pressure over Kanav started building up, he was forced to issue a clarification.
He absolutely should be still working with Ola. The only intention of sharing this feedback was to ensure that the driver is more professional in his future rides & drivers of Ola/Uber should respect personal spaces & conversations of people while on duty.— Kanav Sharma (@kanavdm) January 24, 2020
Thanks! Please note that I have absolutely no intention of your team penalising the driver. Please share this as a constructive feedback with him so that I, as a customer, can expect drivers to respect my personal space during rides.— Kanav Sharma (@kanavdm) January 24, 2020
I absolutely have the same hope that this does not end up in some action being taken. It is a feedback I shared and an experience I narrated. Should be taken as a feedback and should be read as an experience. And that’s where it should end!— Kanav Sharma (@kanavdm) January 24, 2020
Much before he gave out his changed mindset, Twitter users did not mince words in questioning Kearney over the employment of such elitists. They also went on to ask if such employees engage in political activism and try to get poor drivers fired for their views.
Hello @JohanAurik @kearney this gentleman claims to be an employee of yours.— Adv Smokiee (@SmokingSkills_) January 24, 2020
Does your firm approve of employees engaging in political activism and trying to get poor drivers fired for their beliefs and views? Are you anti-Poor in India? https://t.co/nTijGvb0EI
What boils the blood of any sane thinking individual is how the elitist attitude of the AT Kearney consultant employee can resort to such tactics, only to destroy and demolish the livelihoods of others.
If freedom of speech is a right enshrined in the constitution, it applies to all, irrespective of whether you are an AT Kearney employee or a cabbie.
We have also sent mails to AT Kearney trying to eludicate their response, but we are yet to receive any reaction on the same.
Hope AT Kearney understands the arrogance of such individuals and resets its recruitment process to promote a fair and inclusive and dissenting environment.
Last Updated 7:28 PM IST