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The stupid mistake was them deciding to generate the first paycheck of 2014 in 2013 (unannounced and un-planned for), and "accidentally" taking out 38% (that's thirty-eight percent!) of his that paycheck for 401K, for reasons still unbeknownst to us AND them, since they cannot figure out where such a figure would have come from, and it took us two pay cycles to get it back to the proper level (second paycheck they zeroed out the contribution, despite the fact that the website reflected the correct number).
That would be the "stupid mistake" part.
If that paycheck had been paid in 2014 as it should have been, I'd have been able to correct for that later in the year, but as it was... I'm sticking with it being their stupid mistake.


OK, I'll give you that one! Definitely not the transaction I had imagined.

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