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Overpaid

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by laissez-faire, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. laissez-faire

    Mobster

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    Location: Edinburgh/Southampton

    Overpaid £500 by employer, employer has budget of £30 billion per annum, but to me it is still a lot of money, would feel guilty keeping it.

    Do I give it back or wait for them to ask for it back?

    EDIT > Thanks for the majority of honest people confirming what I had thought was best, told them about their error, feel better now. Would have been living in guilt otherwise. The warm fuzzy feeling was worth £540 to me, would only have spent it on a couple of meals anyway.
     
    Last edited: 11 Jul 2006
  2. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Keepsies.
     
  3. alexthecheese

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    Keep, but dont spend in case they ask for it back!
     
  4. sniffy

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    Alex has the right idea.
     
  5. McDaniel

    Capodecina

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    Tell them if you feel guilty.

    They may find out in a few weeks / months and ask for it back so be careful if you spend it :p
     
  6. riddler

    Wise Guy

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    mate, when they find out they overpaid you, your going to have to work hours for them for freeee! take it and hope they dont notice

    they probly will and probly know
     
  7. Rich1988

    Soldato

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    Just keep it in your account dont spend it thought, it will eanr intrest and you might get to keep it :0 :)
     
  8. Borris

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 30,410

    They will either ask for it back, or, invariably, take the difference off your next paycheck - Either way, there's no sense in trying to fleece a £30bn company - They've seen it all before.

    Have a chat with payroll.
     
  9. Spacky

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    Could be a test for a promotion ;)
     
  10. Mr Men

    Sgarrista

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    Sooner or later they will notice
     
  11. Mobius 1

    Capodecina

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    Maybe handing it back and being honest may grant you with a reward like some sort of holiday. :confused:
     
  12. laissez-faire

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    I certainly wouldn't spend it... but suppose in 5 months time they do ask for it back, would that be the end of the issue? Isn't it my responsibilty to ensure I get paid the right amount?

    I can just imagine them saying 'so you didn't notice eh?... I wonder if you would have noticed if we underpaid you'
     
  13. Kerplunk

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    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    They may even thank you for giving it back.
     
  14. titchard

    Soldato

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    I myself would bring it up to the HRM or Finance dept. that deals with the wages, it may be a mistake but if they check at the end of the year and see the discrepancy, they can ask for it back.

    Might as well sort it now! might even be a bonus your not aware of earning! haha! :D

    Rich
     
  15. branddaly

    Wise Guy

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    Are you a thief? Can't believe you even need to ask. Try being one of the few people who can take responsibility for their own actions, and be honest, give them the money back. Its not yours, you have no right to it.
     
  16. Kerplunk

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    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Is the payroll chick a fit blonde?
     
  17. Visage

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    I'd keep it wiithout spending it for at least 12 months, or until you get a P60 with it included.
     
  18. vanandjuanunited

    Soldato

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    Spend it tell them about it then pay it back £1 per week. :p :D
     
  19. Wyvern971

    Wise Guy

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    Be honest and tell them, things like this have the potential to bite you in the backside later on.

    Telling them shows you're honest (to a certain extent) and certainly won't harm you should you be in line for a promotion at a later date
     
  20. Vonhelmet

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    Tell them.