For most people, the bills normally exceed the income. Little wonder, it’s not uncommon to find people soliciting for bribes or engaging in side hustles in a bid to make ends meet.
However, one man who goes by the name Henry Terry on Twitter has shared an inspirational story of how his honesty saw him enjoy a salary raise.
It goes Terry who works with an electronic appliances company in Nigeria noticed he had been overpaid.
He reached out to his employers in a bid to have them correct the anomaly. However, it turned out they were only testing his honesty.
And for passing the test, the amount was declared his new salary.
” My January salary was overpaid. I wrote to my employers about the anomaly. Today, they informed me it was a test of my integrity and because I passed the test, it ll be my new salary monthly,” said Terry.
My January salary was overpaid. I wrote to my employers about the anomaly.
Today, they informed me it was a test of my integrity and because I passed the test, it ll be my new salary monthly.
— Henry Terry (@Terry_allmine) February 4, 2020
The tweet elicited mixed reactions with a number of netizens wondering if they could have displayed the same integrity if they had been exposed to the same predicament.
I once did this , I was told to return the money . I resigned 😬.
4 years later , they offered me a job , I declined because I was scared they might deduct it from the new salary 😂
— Keotshepile (@Keoqlyk) February 5, 2020
Only if they’d ran this test on you in high school 😂
— Kofi (@kofiachie) February 5, 2020
I reported a similar payment discrepancy at work. My HR told me to spend it as my next salary will be less that amount . It ended in tears 😭😭
— Kofi Otopey 💀 (@nii_nii) February 5, 2020
Integrity- Doing what you know is right even when no one is looking- still pays. Thanks for renewing my confidence in this virtue. More blessings
— Cira (@CiraNzube) February 5, 2020
This is amazing, more blessings gee🙌🏽🎊
— Draymond Blue (@PrinceAnagba) February 5, 2020
Loyalty is the key to success
— Maxi Lino (@NanaNinson) February 4, 2020
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