Worst boss: Former employee vacation paid in pennies
A former employer owed a man from Georgia $ 915 after leaving his job last November.
But Andreas Flaten was surprised when he received his last payment: 90,000 pence covered in fat, delivered straight to his home a few days earlier, according to local newspaper reports. On top of the coins was his last payment receipt and an express farewell message bound.
“It was very childish,” said Flaten.
Flaten said he quit his job at A OK Walker Autoworks in Peachtree City in November. The company owed its last check and had trouble receiving it, so it had to seek help from the Georgia Department of Labor.
In mid-March, Flaten said he left home with his girlfriend and saw a pile of coins in his driveway. He claimed that the pennies were covered in an oily substance.
Now, his nighttime routine consists of brushing up pennies to go change them. He commented that cleaning a few hundred coins takes about an hour and a half.
“I think there will be a lot of work for the money that I’ve already earned,” he said. “It is definitely not fair.”
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The owner of the store, Miles Walker, spoke to WGCL-TV and said he did not know whether or not he left the pennies in front of the Flatten house.
He said, “I really don’t remember.” “It didn’t matter; it was paid. That’s the important thing.”
Walker described Flatten as “soft”.
Flatten’s friend, Olivia Oxley, said she hopes her boyfriend’s story will draw attention to the way that “employers abuse some people”.
Oxley noted that the couple are no longer upset with the situation and that they are now looking at it from a more positive perspective.
“With all those pennies, we will definitely find some treasures.” “I already found one from 1937,” Oxley said. “After the first handful, we were left with nothing but to laugh, because this poor poor man took so long to be cruel and vengeful. We insistently refuse to let him spoil one moment for us. “