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Chilean Man Vanishes After Receiving 330 Times His Salary On His Paycheck

A paycheck mixup might have just changed the course of one man’s life forever. After a mistake made by a Chilean company’s human resources department, one employee got access to funds he’d never seen before. According to Fortune, an unnamed worker at Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos (Cial) — a producer of cold cuts — received 330 times the amount he is normally paid during a pay period. What usually equals out to 500,000 Chilean pesos (about $555) on the paycheck ended up being $165,398,851 (which is $183,593). For context, in Chile, the average amount that a worker takes home equals roughly $1,000 per month. After reporting the error to his manager, it was discovered that the overpayment was due to a mixup by the HR department. The worker was then told to hit up his bank in order to begin the return process for the funds, which he promised to do the next day… he did not fulfill that promise. While, he did indeed head over to the bank, the man — who has not been publicly named —...

Shanique Yates

Jul 6, 2022