Asked by Anonymous
Asked on 26 Dec 2018
I received an extra $870 salary for this month which I believed the Finance department credited mistakenly. It is neither a bonus or an increment as the payslip didn't state so. Do I swallow it quietly and make use of this "accidental bonus" and treat my family a big feast or do I inform the HR about it?
Definitely inform HR about it. Definitely don't spend it on anything. When they figure out something went wrong, they'll ask you for it.
And it won't be an excuse to "not know anything and just spend it all"
Well, u should inform HR immediately. Why wait until they realised the mistake. By then u will need to pay back the difference anyway. This might put whoever incharge of the salary crediting in a bad position, and probably also yourself in a negative view.
I would inform or ask the HR, usually HR systems now will not mistakenly give extra money because it's all done by pulling data from their respective sources. Could it be the AWS?
I would inform the HR department as ultimately, you'll still have to repay the excess back to your company.
Inform HR immediately, and do not wait till they come to you for the money in excess of what is stated in your payslip. It doesn't reflect good in yourself and your integrity when HR comes to realise about the mistake. Using up the "accidental bonus" may ended up in deep shit having to cough out the amount on one fine day when you are totally unprepared for.