PayPal, the “give-us-your-cash” arm of eBay, said over the weekend that it had fired a recently-hired strategy executive after he posted a series of offensive (& frankly incoherent) tweets.
“Rakesh Agrawal is no longer with the company,” PayPal said in a tweet of its own on Saturday. “Treat everyone with respect. No excuses. PayPal has zero tolerance.”
Agrawal, who was hired a couple of months ago, has so far declined to comment.
He sent several messages on Twitter, which have since been deleted, while attending a jazz festival in New Orleans, including some that specifically insulted Christina Smedley, the VP of Global Communications at PayPal.
One tweet said, “Duck you Smedley, you useless middle manager,” according to copies of the tweets posted by news website Business Insider.
“Fearless” does not begin to cover it.