Bank Employee Falls Asleep at Desk, Transfers Millions

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A big lesson was learned by a German bank employee recently, don’t fall asleep on the job. While at work, the employee fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transferred 222 million euros…that’s a lot of cash.

The Hessen Labour court was told that he was suppose to transfer 62.40 euros, but instead fell asleep and accidentally turned the number into a 222,222,222.22 euro order. Thankfully, the mistake was discovered very soon after it was made.

This case was taken to court because the 48-year-old employee was fired for making this mistake, and did not feel it was a fair punishment. The court ruled that the plaintiff should be reinstated in his job.




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I am currently an Accounting Director living in New York City. I love reading and learning more about business, finance, tech, and current events.

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