Student Worker Forgets to Clock out: Receives 2 million dollar paycheck from the school
Published: Friday, March 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, March 1, 2013 14:03
COLORADO--An alumnus of the Class of 1985 has received a paycheck totaling over two million dollars this past Thursday, alumni services reported. Sources report Ann Walkerson, who has not set foot within a one thousand mile radius of Holy Cross since she graduated over two decades ago, was pleasantly surprised with the lump sum of cash when she discovered a letter from Human Resources in her Lark Bunting bird patterned mailbox.
It appears that the cash transfer was no glitch, but instead the result of Walkerson having forgotten to punch out at the end of her assistant librarian work study position in Dinand Library. Her mistake then went unnoticed until now, when a sophomore who remarkably shared the same name, Ann Walkerson, swiped out at the end of her shift. Incidentally, the alumnus Ann Walkerson shares no blood relation with the currently-enrolled Ann Walkerson.
Not only did Ann Walkerson '85 forget to clock out, but by pure happenstance, she managed to do so on her last day of work during the last semester of her schooling. Consequently, she was still signed into work when she went to receive her diploma, worked for ten years as a marketing analyst, and then settled in Basalt, Colorado with her husband and three children.
Earning approximately eight dollars an hour every single day from 1985, Walkerson's total compensation equates to a whopping 2 million dollars, which she plans to spend on a swing set and expanded nursery for her three little offspring.
Holy Cross has yet to indicate whether or not it will challenge the paycheck, although such a move can be viewed as unlikely. With the recent donation of 25 million dollars to the school, an endowment of $665 million, and an expected 2013-2014 tuition exceeding $56,000, many believe Walkerson's good fortune has gone completely unnoticed.