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
PayPal Parts Ways With Exec After Twitter Abuse
The eBay/PayPal offices in San Jose, Calif.    (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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. (More PayPal stories.)

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