Employee in Chile accidentally paid 330 times more than usual, quits job and vanishes

An employee at a company in Chile was more than happy with his paycheck after a muck-up from the company's HR department.

The unidentified worker at Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos (Cial) would usually receive a paycheck of around 500,000 Chilean pesos (NZ$875), but the company's HR department made a mistake and deposited 165,398,851 Chilean pesos (NZ$289,447), reported Chilean economic newspaper Diario Financiero.

The worker went to his manager about the mix-up and was told to go to the bank to return the extra money he had received.

The man told his manager he would go to the bank the next day but he never went and he never returned to work.

Instead, the worker ignored the company's calls and Whatsapp messages for three days before the company received a message from a lawyer representing the worker saying that they had quit effective immediately, Fortune.com reported.

The company filed a complaint against the worker for the misuse of funds to try and recover some of the money, but so far no arrests have been made.