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coopsweb asks "What's the most expensive mistake you've ever made? Should I mention a certain employee who caused 4 hours worth of delays in Central London and got his company fined £500k?"

No points for stories about the time you had a few and thought it'd be a good idea to wrap your car around a bollard. Or replies consisting of "my wife".

(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 11:26)
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i used to work at the printing factory of the biggest french newspaper. not really qualified for any of the jobs i filled but i lived next door and they found convenient to call me anytime to replace someone that was sick or on vacation.
one night while working at the offset flashing dept. i flashed a page into the wrong edition, there were up to 8 printing machines each inserting different local news pages towards different editions....it took about an hour before the mistake was found and we had to flash and print the whole thing again.

= two hours extra night wages (doubled) for like 200 guys (including me)
said edition being late on delivery, company had to offer a month free on the subscriptions because people didn't get their paper delivered at home in time.

they tried to kick me out but they found out i had worked two shifts that day which is totally illegal...and worker's union stood behind me=)

i apologised saying i felt trully bad for wasting so much paper that was made from trees.
(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 13:02, Reply)

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