Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal, PayPal’s Director of Strategy, was fired after calling out co-workers on Twitter, including PayPal’s VP of Global Communications who he called a “useless middle manager,” among other choice words.
After having “the best night of his life” at Jazz Fest last weekend, Agrawal went off the rails.
This tweet from PayPal quickly followed.
Rakesh Agrawal is no longer with the company. Treat everyone with respect. No excuses. PayPal has zero tolerance.—
(@PayPal) May 03, 2014
Then there’s this from the President of PayPal. He’s not happy.
“Since his tasteless tweets first became public, Rocky has posted positive remarks about myself and other PayPal leaders. Thanks but no thanks, Rocky. When you attack and insult my team, you attack, and insult me and the rest of PayPal.”
Here’s the rest of the statement.
Another career up in flames because of social media carelessness.