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 $45million from employees who are seriously angry.
<br><br>There is plenty of blame to go around.<br><br>Phil<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 8/25/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Richard Cleis</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">A tenth of a billion dollars was spent on a payroll system that<br>doesn't work because "complicated, varied job assignments and pay
<br>scales have perplexed computer programmers."<br><br><a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-payroll25aug25,0,630079.story">http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-payroll25aug25,0,630079.story</a>?<br>track=mostviewed-storylevel
<br><br>As computers and computer science mature, these stories (and my own<br>trivial experiences) get worse. What's going wrong?<br><br>Oh, never mind. This forum is for cheerier topics... like what kind<br>of Mean Scheme Machine could be built for the 37M$ that will be spent
<br>on fixing the 95M$ problem.<br><br>rac<br><br><br>"Heyyy, there's a *New* Mexico." -- Homer Simpson, encountering a<br>need for lifted definitions.<br><br><br>_________________________________________________
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