[plt-scheme] Perplexed Programmers

From: Phil Bewig (pbewig at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Aug 27 16:00:33 EDT 2007

The article mentions that one monthly payroll was overpaid by $45million.
That means that the accountant who funded the payroll bank account didn't
even know to the nearest $45million how much payroll he was paying.  A few
quick calculations show that's likely a 25% miss (90,000 employees times
$2,000 net pay per employee)..  The accountant screwed up big time.  And now
they have to figure out how to collect the $45million from employees who are
seriously angry.

There is plenty of blame to go around.


On 8/25/07, Richard Cleis <rcleis at mac.com> wrote:
> A tenth of a billion dollars was spent on a payroll system that
> doesn't work because "complicated, varied job assignments and pay
> scales have perplexed computer programmers."
> http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-payroll25aug25,0,630079.story?
> track=mostviewed-storylevel
> As computers and computer science mature, these stories (and my own
> trivial experiences) get worse.  What's going wrong?
> Oh, never mind.  This forum is for cheerier topics... like what kind
> of Mean Scheme Machine could be built for the 37M$ that will be spent
> on fixing the 95M$ problem.
> rac
> "Heyyy, there's a *New* Mexico." -- Homer Simpson, encountering a
> need for lifted definitions.
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