This is awkward.
A Korean Samsung employee has just cost the business $140 billion.
Yep, that’s a whole lot worse than you stealing the odd stapler.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the, erm, “fat-fingered” employee accidentally caused the company to pay out the amount in shares to its own employees.
Sixteen employees then sold on their shares before the company had a chance to stop them.
It took Samsung 37 minutes to completely block the employees from selling on the shares.
Of course, Samsung’s investors aren’t too happy about the blunder.
“We will actively compensate investors who suffered as a result of the temporary sale,” a Samsung Securities spokeswoman told The Wall Street Journal.
Yep, we imagine things are a pretty tense in staff room at Samsung right now.