Thursday, August 1, 2013
Sleeping At Work
This is a true story. I have a link to prove it.
A bank employee in Germany was tired. As he feel asleep at his desk, his hand was on his computer keyboard. The number 2 key, in particular. He nodded off and his hand typed 222,222,222.22.
The problem is he was supposed to make a bank-transfer of 64-Euros and, instead, accidentally transferred 222 Million Euros (which is about $300 Million dollars).
While the employee was napping, the transfer was processed. A co-worker was supposed to verify the transfer but he wasn't paying attention and he let it go through.
Later the bank discovered the error and fired the co-worker. The co-worker contested the firing in court and that's when this story came out. Good news -- the co-worker got reinstated at this job.
Have you ever slept at work? Or wanted to?
Scientific research shows that brief naps do a lot to refresh us and some companies now allow employees to take them. But not with their fingers on the keyboard...