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Bank Worker Falls Asleep and Makes $290 Million Mistake

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The Hessen labor court was told about an incident involving a sleepy German bank employee. He made a transfer mistake which amounted to a nearly $290 million order.

Falling asleep at work is never a good thing, especially when the job involves dealing with money. Recently the Hessen labor court was told about an incident involving a very sleepy German bank employee.

The worker was supposed to do a simple transfer for a little over $80 from a bank account belonging to an elderly bank customer. Apparently the task was a little exhausting as the unidentified employee fell asleep, while pushing the number 2 on the keyboard.

That digit repeatedly appeared in the euro transfer amount. The sleepy mistake amounted to nearly 222 million euros or about 290 million dollars.
The bank caught the error and quickly fixed it. Surprisingly, the tired employee’s colleague was fired following the incident, for allowing the huge mistake to go through while checking over the transfer order.

That 48-year-old co-worker took the case through legal channels and won. The court ruled in favor of the male plaintiff, claiming that he should have his job at the bank reinstated.

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