PayPal Dumps Exec After Twitter Tirade
He blames his phone for late-night tirade
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2014 2:16 AM CDT
The eBay/PayPal offices in San Jose, Calif.    (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – It's one way to leave a job: PayPal's director of global strategy is no longer with the company after a late-night flood of sweary, misspelled tweets directed at fellow execs. Rocky Agrawal was at Jazz Fest in New Orleans when the stream of tweets like "People who should be fire from paypal Don Christmas a pool a kick" began, reports Business Insider. Within hours, PayPal said Agrawal was no longer with the firm. "Treat everyone with respect," the company tweeted. "No excuses. PayPal has zero tolerance."

Agrawal, however, says he had already submitted his resignation before the outburst—and he never intended for his thoughts about fellow execs to become public, VentureBeat finds. He says he was trying out a new Android phone and the tweets were supposed to be private messages to a colleague.

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TessTalks
May 5, 2014 6:31 PM CDT
" . . . he never intended for his thoughts about fellow execs to become public." You were venting on Twitter you idiot. You thought Twitter was private? You should be fired just on the basis of being a moron.
TheGunts
May 5, 2014 12:05 PM CDT
He should have waited for a random "PayPal" story here on Newser, and made the same comments anonymously. Better to make them here. Why ANYONE wants to risk the ridiculousness, that's just below the surface of their conscious mind, from escaping through an an "accidental" "tweet" for all to see/judge is beyond me. And I know a thing or 3 about ridiculous comments.
Spudsy
May 5, 2014 10:38 AM CDT
He thought he was just testing his phone? If this is the quality of technical genius at Paypal then maybe I need to think twice about trusting them with my bank information.