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German bank employee naps on keyboard, transfers millions
Posted: 12 June 2013 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]
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An obviously tired German bank employee fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transformed a minor transfer into a 222 million euro ($293 million) order, a court heard.

The Hessen labour court heard that the man was supposed to transfer just 62.40 euros from a bank account belonging to a retiree, but instead “fell asleep for an instant, while pushing onto the number 2 key on the keyboard”—making it a huge 222,222,222.22 euro order.

The bank discovered the mistake shortly afterwards and corrected the error.

The case was taken to court by the man’s 48-year-old colleague who was fired for letting the mistake slip through when verifying the order.

The court ruled that the plaintiff should be reinstated in his job.

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Posted: 12 June 2013 08:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Unfairly Balanced - 12 June 2013 09:44 AM

An obviously tired German bank employee fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transformed a minor transfer into a 222 million euro ($293 million) order, a court heard.

The Hessen labour court heard that the man was supposed to transfer just 62.40 euros from a bank account belonging to a retiree, but instead “fell asleep for an instant, while pushing onto the number 2 key on the keyboard”—making it a huge 222,222,222.22 euro order.

The bank discovered the mistake shortly afterwards and corrected the error.

The case was taken to court by the man’s 48-year-old colleague who was fired for letting the mistake slip through when verifying the order.

The court ruled that the plaintiff should be reinstated in his job.

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Been there, done that.  It didn’t cost me 300 million euros though.  I often sit down to type something up and then find myself waking up with a string of lllllllllllllllllll or something similar on the screen.  Good thing I have to actually take deliberate action to send or save the data.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 07:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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gray - 12 June 2013 08:17 PM


Been there, done that.  It didn’t cost me 300 million euros though.  I often sit down to type something up and then find myself waking up with a string of lllllllllllllllllll or something similar on the screen.  Good thing I have to actually take deliberate action to send or save the data.

Me 22222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222


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