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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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Forgot to plug in.............
the alarm! Worked on a fish farm and as you can imagine water is an integral part of keeping fish alive. I has just been promoted and twas the first time I had been left in charge. We moved about 50,000 (c. £15,000) fish from one pond to another and made sure water was coming in and all was looking good.

Came out the next morning, looked, looked again and again ...I am sure there was water in there yesterday. I will never forget the feeling of seeing no fish at first, then one and then........oh f**[email protected]! A bucket had come down the stream, blocked the pipe, no water coming in, slight leak at outlet and I had forgotten to set the level alarm = fish + no water = DEAD!!

Boss was very good and said "one mistake is an accident, two is negligent. Don't do it again", can't say fairer than that.

Apologies for.......killing the fish
(, Tue 30 Oct 2007, 12:27, 1 reply)
Thanks
and so long to all the fish

(with apologies to Douglas Adams)
(, Tue 30 Oct 2007, 16:16, closed)

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