A California gas station manager accidentally made gas 69 cents per gallon. Then he was fired.
A California gas station manager is taking responsibility after he says he made a mistake that cost him his job: accidentally listing gas at 69 cents per gallon.
CBS Sacramento reports former gas station manager John Szczecina says he unintentionally put the decimal in the wrong spot and listed gas at 69 cents instead of $6.99 at a Rancho Cordova gas station.
“Well, it was a mistake that I did, you know,” Szczecina told the outlet.
The mistake cost the gas station $16,000 after people shared the price on social media and lines started to form at gas pumps, according to the outlet.
Fox 40 reported the glitch happened at a Shell gas station.
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"I thought, ‘this is a nightmare,’” Szczecina told CBS Sacramento. “I put all three prices on there except the diesel, but the last one kind of didn’t go, you know, right.”
According to the outlet, Szczecina was fired on Monday but had already filled out 10 job applications over the weekend.
“So I just took responsibility for it and I said ‘yeah it’s my fault, and I’m to blame,” he said.
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