June 15, 2013
German banker falls asleep on keyboard, transfers $293M
There are several jobs that could makes employees feel sleepy like mattress tester, sleeping pill ginny pig or truck driver. Ok, maybe not the last, but this smart guy wasn’t only tired, he was full on depositing some z`s into his sleep account.
The German banker was supposed to make a simple transfer of 62.4 euros when the sand man took him by the hand. Poor guy was so tired he ‘accidentally’ fell asleep on the number 2 keyboard key and transferred 222,222,222.22 euros instead. That is the equivalent of $293 million U.S.
Not only did the keyboard snoozer make the error, his colleague withdrew his focus and verified the transfer was correct. The colleague was fired.