With staffing budgets shrinking, here’s a way for companies to save: Stop paying employees who no longer work for you. Sounds like an obvious strategy, but here’s one employer who could’ve used the advice.
Due to a payroll processing error, a bus monitor in Nashville, TN, quit her job yet still received a paycheck for an additional eight weeks.
When asked how it could happen, a spokeswoman for the school district simply said, “It didn’t get communicated to the person in payroll.”
Eventually, someone noticed the error, MSNBC reports. No word on how much money was paid, or if the district will try to recover it.
The worst part: School officials say the district may need to cut up to $15 million from next year’s budget. So, like at most employers these days, every penny counts.
This news comes less than a week after it was a reported a bus driver in the district was caught stealing more than $9,000 worth of gas for her personal car.