That'll get HR's attention, all right

This government agency is responsible for running payroll and other financial systems for a big city, reports a pilot fish who works there.

"Each pay cycle is designated by a letter, so we have the A cycle, the D cycle and so on," fish says.

"Due to a major testing foul-up, a test file had been accidentally transmitted to a bank, which resulted in $12,000 being deposited into various accounts. Needless to say, this caused significant problems, so we started to do a series of manual verifications prior to any cycle's file being sent to anyone.

"On the day that we processed the A and T cycles, after everything was verified, my boss sent out an email stating that the files had been verified and sent to the bank.

"However, the Subject line he chose to use was 'T & A transmissions for today'..."

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