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Published:February 27th, 2011 11:21 EST

Employee Who Returned $3.2 Million Paycheck Will Be Rewarded

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A spokesman for a British company said a worker who immediately notified bosses of his mistaken $3.2 million paycheck will be rewarded for his honesty.


The spokesman for Alcoa Howmet in Exeter, England, said the engineer, who makes turbine blades for the company, immediately informed his manager when he received a paycheck for $3.2 million instead of the usual $3,200 amount, the BBC reported Friday."

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If my employer gave me a check for $3.2 million, I would immediately notify human resources so they could cut me a check for the proper amount. That doesn`t necessarily mean I`m honest, it simply means I don`t want to get stuck with a check I can`t cash.

To reward the employee for returning the humongous check is the epitome of stupidity. I can guarantee that if Alcoa Howmet had overpaid the employee by $3,200 that he would have kept his mouth shut, and laughed all the way to the bank.

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