The unnamed employee at Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos (Cial), which produces cold cuts, typically had a paycheck direct-deposited into his account for about 500,000 Chilean pesos (about $555).
However, due to an error in the HR department, he received a check for $165,398,851 (a whopping $183,593) on May 30, according to the Santiago-based newspaper Diario Financiero.
He reported the overpayment to a management, and it was then that the HR issue was found.
The business then instructed him to visit his bank to start the money’s return process.
He stated he will return the next day.
That is precisely what he did.
He did not, however, give the cash back.
After three days of calls and WhatsApp messaging, the worker’s lawyer sent the business a message offering his resignation.
Nobody at the company has heard from the employee since that time.
In an effort to recoup some of the money lost, the employer filed a complaint accusing the employee of misappropriating cash; however, no arrests have been made as of yet.
Even though such a windfall would be enormous in any nation, it is particularly striking in Chile, where the average worker receives about $1,000 US each month, according to Take-Profit.org.