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  • 6 May 2014, 9:34

Twitter Rant Executive Checks Out Of PayPal

A newly appointed senior executive at PayPal has left the company after a late-night Twitter rant at his colleagues.

In a poorly spelled outburst on the social networking site, Rakesh Agrawal turned his fire on Christina Smedley, the company's communications chief.

He wrote: "Duck you Smedley you useless middle. Manager. Christina Smedley is a useless. Piece of s***."

He then said: "People who should be fire from paypal Don Christmas a pool a kick."

There is understood to be no employee at PayPal called Don Christmas.

Mr Agrawal - recently hired as director of strategy - later said the comments were not meant to be posted publicly, and were instead intended for a friend.

He later wrote: "I was using a new phone that I bought because I wanted to test experiences on android.

"Those messages were meant for a colleague."

He added: "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."

The tweets were later deleted.

PayPal later tweeted: "Rakesh Agrawal is no longer with the company.

"Treat everyone with respect. No excuses. PayPal has zero tolerance."

Mr Agrawal hit back, saying he had resigned before posting his offensive tweets.

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