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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'm innocent...
I do know someone who did something that could have cost him his job.

His company was developing software for the original xbox. Some eight months before it's US release, he had one in the office to develop software on.

One bank holiday, he invited everyone round and bought it home. Plugged it in and bang.

It had a US standard power supply, and he'd forgotton to bring the transformer home.

The problem is, he had signed a Non-Disclosure Ageement, so wasn't even supposed to tell people about the xbox, let alone take it home and blow it up.
(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 21:00, Reply)

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