Scintillation (debrafortune) wrote in thequestionclub,
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A while ago, a payroll error here at our company resulted in 4 people recieving about $200 more than they should have on their paychecks. Unfortunately, the error was blatant, and was part of a bonus calculation spreadsheet that every single person affected recieved a copy of, but was absolutely in their monetary best interest not to mention.

Bottom line - I didn't notice the initial error, my boss (who made the error) didn't notice, and if my reps DID notice they didn't point it out... but that doesn't mean they weren't, in reality, overpaid. We caught the mistake after about 3 weeks, when the other numbers for the month weren't reconciling...

Poll #1759830 Overpayments
This poll is closed.

So how would this be handled by your employer?

Your employer immediately deducts the overpayment from your checking, automatically, and then informs you afterwards that they've corrected the error.
6(5.3%)
Your employer notifies you that there was a payroll error, then deducts the overpayment from your next autodeposited paycheck.
75(66.4%)
Your employer shrugs and says, "Oops! Guess you win the payroll lottery!" sucks it up, doesn't ask you to reconcile the amount you were paid in error, and you just keep on winning!
25(22.1%)
Other (leave a comment)
7(6.2%)
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