Indian-origin PayPal executive fired for offensive tweets
An Indian-origin executive of online payment processing firm PayPal has been fired for allegedly posting derogatory and offensive tweets, including a few targeting a senior company official. Rakesh Agrawal was hired by the company about two months ago as the Director of Strategy. The company had said in a Twitter post on Saturday that Agrawal is no longer with the company, which has zero tolerance towards offensive language and behaviour. “Rakesh Agrawal is no longer with the company. Treat everyone with respect. No excuses. PayPal has zero tolerance,” the company tweeted. Agrawal sent a series of offensive and sometimes incoherent Twitter messages while he was at a jazz festival in New Orleans. Some of the tweets were directed at PayPal’s Vice-President of communications Christina Smedley, with Agrawal calling her “useless middle manager” and using an expletive for her.
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