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PayPal fires its strategy director for posting insults via Twitter

Rakesh 'Rocky' Agrawal learnt that making insults about his fellow co-workers via Twitter will cost his job

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh from May 5, 2014 @ 3:04 CDT

PayPal management fired its strategy director, Rakesh Agrawal, for making series of inappropriate tweets about his fellow co-workers. It all started when 'Rocky' Agrawal started making such tweets at around 1 am during a Jazz fest in New Orleans.


The news source points out that he referred PayPal's vice president of global communications, Christina Smedley as a 'useless middle manager' and a 'piece of shit'. The following tweets by him indicates that he may have been drunk. He then says via Twitter that 'People who should be fired from PayPal Don Christmas a pool a kick'.

Though Rakesh did delete those tweets, those messages were still up long enough for a lot of people to notice. On Saturday, PayPal tweets that it fired Rakesh Agrawal as they have zero tolerance for such behaviour.


Rakesh later claimed via twitter that was using a new phone. He also added that it wasn't a good idea to use his new phone while working 20 hours a day while being on vacation. Whether its a genuine reason or a poor excuse? Who knows. But the damage was done, and this affected Rakesh as such tweets was the reason why he lost his less-than-two months old job.


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