PayPal exec drunkenly tweets late night insults at co-workers and resigns

By David Ferguson
Saturday, May 3, 2014 13:35 EDT
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Rakesh Agrawal via Twitter
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A recently hired executive at the Internet banking company PayPal spent Friday night tweeting insults at his co-workers and announcing his resignation from the company. Business Insider reported that Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal was attending Jazz Fest in New Orleans when he sent the now-deleted stream of poorly-spelled, vitriolic messages.

Agrawal posted a photo of himself with his middle finger raised with the caption, “Can’t wait to explain this.”

Around 1:00 a.m., Agrawal wrote, “Duck you Smedley you useless middle. manager,” which was followed by “Christina Smedley is a useless. Piece of shit.”

“People who should be fired from PayPal Don Christmas a pool a kick,” he later wrote, although there is currently no one at PayPal named Don Christmas.

A few garbled tweets seemed to suggest that he is launching a startup. He then announced, “Oh. I quit pay a tonight because of self at son and aortic and ah our and hill e a s th.”

Saturday morning found Agrawal contrite and blaming the misfired tweets on a new phone.

“My sincere apologies to @davidmarcus @stan_chudnovsky,” he wrote around 9:30 a.m., “you guys are among the two smartest guys I know. And I know brilliant people.”

“Last night I was using a new phone that I bought because I wanted to test experiences on android,” he explained. “Those messages were meant for a colleague.”

Then he said, “Note to self: don’t test a new phone when sleep deprived after working your ass off for 20 hours a day while on vacation,” followed by “To think, earlier this week I was looking for a Twitter client that only allowed DMs for my assistant to use. Anything out there?”

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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