In Rancho Cordova, California, a "glitch" caused the price of gas at one gas station to drop to $0.69 per gallon. That's a strange term for a human mistake. The price should have been $6.99 per gallon, but the manager put the decimal point in the wrong place. Apparently, this mistake created chaos for three hours as motorists took advantage of the too-good-to-be-true circumstances and cost the station $16,000.

Why on earth did it take three hours to fix this error? I worked at a gas station in high school, and it took all of three seconds to change the price at the pump. Of course, it took longer to change the sign because it was not electronic. I had to break out the extender pole with a suction cup at the end of it to remove the plastic slides with the numbers and add the correct ones.  

Presumably, the manager has been fired. He started a GoFundMe account with the hopes of raising the money the gas station lost in revenue and pay it back. Would you donate money to that campaign?? I don't know what the employment laws are in California, but I would imagine the owner could sue him for lost revenue. That manager is not going to want to have anything to do with the number 69 for a long time. 
Legally is he liable for the company's loss ? 16k is nothing for them, but our poor guy having to start a GoFundMe to pay back for this error. It's just absurd. I hope he'll get a better job elsewhere. Yes, human error. Not a big deal.
2022-06-15 18:18:28