Work sucks, I know— Blink 182
Andreas Flaten, a former manager at A OK Walker Luxury Autoworks in Peachtree City, Georgia was owed $915 in wages. That equals 91,500 pennies—although Flaten says he has not counted them.
So basically this, but pennies instead of gold coins…
But why would your former employer dump a mound of pennies at the end of your driveway?
Flaten says that this stunt was intended to be punishment for his quitting and demanding his final paycheck.
He writes on Instagram:
My boyfriend’s last paycheck delivered at the end of the driveway in pennies….at 8 pm on a Friday. His last day was in November.@ox_ism / Instagram
First things first, when he quit he gave a written resignation letter complete with a two weeks notice. After Miles Walker of AOK Walker auto works continued to be the asshole he is and make a normal workday hell, making unnecessary comments about my boyfriend’s daughter and just be an all-around dick, that 2 weeks turned into 5 days. My boyfriend respectfully delivered his uniforms washed and in a box complete with another letter as to why he was leaving early. Fast forward 3 months and he was refusing to send out the last paycheck claiming damages to the shop. Once the word “lawyer” was introduced, this is what he did.
1. We can’t even get all the pennies up because they’re covered in some type of oil.
2. Who the hell knows how were going to get them out of the driveway, up into the car, out of the car again, and into a bank or coin star. And that’s if we can even do that because they’re covered in oil.
I’m not sure what’s worse…the fact that this man is so miserable he can’t accept an employee leaving because he’s the biggest asshole I’ve seriously ever met or the fact that he went through THAT much effort to get $915 worth of HEAVYYY pennies just to say ‘fuck you’. I mean….couldn’t he have just pissed on the check or something?…..
Flaten’s girlfriend posted a picture of the pennies on Instagram, and ever since, he has been inundated with messages from people who can sympathize with having a terrible boss.
“It would be one thing if it was just pennies,” Flaten said. “I wish it was just pennies.” But the pennies are covered in what Flaten thinks is power-steering fluid.
The owner of the repair shop, Miles Walker, said that he didn’t remember whether he dropped the pennies at Flaten’s house. “It doesn’t matter — he got paid, that’s all that matters,” he said. Sounds like a nice guy!
Flaten said working at A OK Walker Luxury Autoworks had not been ideal. Walker was not amenable to Flaten’s need to leave work at 5 p.m. to pick up his child from daycare. After other unpleasantness at work, Flaten put in his notice. When Flaten did not get paid for his final week’s wages, he filed a claim with the U.S. Department of Labor—who confirmed that it had contacted the repair shop three times.
To make matters even worse, it’s apparently near impossible to get the pennies cleaned from the grease in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, it’s totally legal to pay someone in pennies because they are legit U.S. currency. But it’s still a very a**hole thing to do.
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