July 14, 2023 at 13:51

I can recall a time that I was working as a contract employee for a company and made a massive mistake on a payroll. I mean, massive! It was an error on the CEO’s cheque. I was only contracted for another few months, and this meant I had 2 options.

I could avoid it, and let it be. After all, someone else would reconcile at the end of the year. I’d get a review from the employer, and hopefully be employed after I left before the error was found.

I took the other road though. I went into the CFO’s office and showed her what I discovered. We quickly made a plan to correct it, and thankfully I did just that. The company hired me fulltime not long after. I guess honesty is the best policy.