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Bank Clerk Falls Asleep on Keyboard and Accidentally Transfers 189Million to customer
Metro UK ^ | Tuesday 11 Jun 2013

Posted on 06/12/2013 9:23:38 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A bank clerk who fell asleep on his keyboard accidentally transferred €222,222,222.22 (£189million) to one very lucky customer.

The tired bank worker had been making a payment of €64.20 (£54) when he fell asleep at his desk with his fingers on the number two key on his keyboard.

The huge transfer was then missed by the clerk’s supervisor and was only caught later in the day by another colleague who managed to correct the mistake before it cost the bank millions of euros.

A court in Germany has now ruled the 48-year-old supervisor should not have been dismissed by the bank for missing the clerk’s error, claiming she should only have been reprimanded for the unfortunate mistake last April.

The judges pointed out the unnamed woman, who had been at the bank since 1986, had already checked 812 transactions that day with only a few seconds to check each one.

They have since ordered that the supervisor should be reinstated.


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1 posted on 06/12/2013 9:23:38 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

So wait a second. In Europe, it’s completely legal to sleep on the job, and if you screw up in a big way, costing a corporation millions of dollars, you can’t be fired.

Yet, if you fall asleep on the job while at the wheel of a train or a semi-tractor-trailer and kill a few people, you’re liable for millions and your life is ruined?

What the Hell sort of Mickey Mouse world do we live in?


2 posted on 06/12/2013 9:26:45 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: nickcarraway
"They have since ordered that the supervisor should be reinstated."

The courts can do that in England? Order a business to hire someone who is incompetent at her job? Must be nice...

3 posted on 06/12/2013 9:26:50 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: nickcarraway

I am always afraid that is going to happen to me.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 9:28:11 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: nickcarraway

This is what happens when governments take over industries and cut costs.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 9:32:34 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: nickcarraway
In other news....a clerk at the Liverpool Pathway accidentally fell asleep and gave the order to euthanize 123,495 patients at hospitals around the UK....the order was discovered when ambulance workers arrived at the Prime Ministers residence at No 10 Downing street.

It was reported that all keyboards at the equivalent department under Obamacare are to be fitted with a new button labelled "EUTHANIZE" so workers dont confuse it with the key "DELETE"

Stock in Microsoft and Intel rose as investors expected profits from sales of the new new keyboard / software systems to Obamacare offices around the country.

6 posted on 06/12/2013 9:36:29 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Mr. K

This took place in Germany, just reported in a British paper.


7 posted on 06/12/2013 9:36:29 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: rarestia

So after you’ve been there 23 years and your salary and vacation time has ramped up, you get on the radar for job elimination. So they increase your workload until you make a mistake and then they can fire you.

But they could have just outsourced the job to China or India and that would be a lot cleaner.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 9:41:15 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: nickcarraway

3 years ago in the hot part of the late summer, I sent my payment check to the electric company. The bill was for something in the order of $160 and change. The bank clerk who posted the check forgot to put in the decimal and when I got my statement it was $16000 short. It took me 6 weeks to get my money back.


9 posted on 06/12/2013 9:47:19 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: rarestia

It was the clerk’s supervisor who reviewed the transaction that was order reinstated.

I don’t see how this could happen by accident. I have seen what is necessary for a transaction to go thru in an American bank. You can’t fall asleep while putting in an amount and complete the transaction asleep. The conformation process is more than just pushing a key. This is Germany, knowing a little bit about their culture they seem like the complicated process types in general.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 9:53:42 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: nickcarraway

Fell asleep. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 9:58:40 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: nickcarraway

That should look good on a job resume.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 10:11:05 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: nickcarraway

If someone could transfers such large amount accidentally I worry for the bank system when someone do it intentionally


13 posted on 06/12/2013 10:16:55 AM PDT by 4rcane
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