By anon - 31/8/2009 09:00 - United Kingdom
Today, I checked my bank balance, to make sure that the last installment of my funding had been paid in, and realised that I'd been overpaid by £500. So, being honest, I told my boss about this. Turns out, I wasn't overpaid by £500, I was overpaid by £1000 and need to give it all back. FML
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Hi, I'm the OP and thought I'd clear this up a bit... I mean, you can't fit much into 300 characters, so I can see why this is confusing... The university keep £500 of my funding to cover the costs of my project, that's why I was never meant to get the last installment of £500 in the first place - but I didn't know that. Yeah, I probably should have just kept it to myself, but meh, I'd feel too guilty as my boss is such a nice guy.
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By  little_apple_red  |  0

Hi, I'm the OP and thought I'd clear this up a bit... I mean, you can't fit much into 300 characters, so I can see why this is confusing...

The university keep £500 of my funding to cover the costs of my project, that's why I was never meant to get the last installment of £500 in the first place - but I didn't know that. Yeah, I probably should have just kept it to myself, but meh, I'd feel too guilty as my boss is such a nice guy.

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Hi, I'm the OP and thought I'd clear this up a bit... I mean, you can't fit much into 300 characters, so I can see why this is confusing...

The university keep £500 of my funding to cover the costs of my project, that's why I was never meant to get the last installment of £500 in the first place - but I didn't know that. Yeah, I probably should have just kept it to myself, but meh, I'd feel too guilty as my boss is such a nice guy.

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  Dilwann  |  27

You did the right thing. If they'd noticed later on, you'd have to have given it back anyway. At least now they can be sure that you're trustworthy.
Even though it's painful to give back that much, I would've done the same.

By  orchids_torturer  |  0

wow. you are a better woman than i. i may have looked at it as a gift from the universe.
but at least u get to go all the way with the honesty and give back the 1000.
no gray areas dudette.

the orchids' torturer has spoken.

By  fash  |  0

You got overpaid and you did the right thing by being honest. FYL because you suck at calculating how much you got overpaid by? That's all I can think of.