After months of ready for his final pay verify after leaving the job, an auto restore employee lastly received the $915 his former employer owed him.
Andreas Flaten from Georgia stated his ex-boss at AOK Walker Luxury Autoworks dumped 91,500 greasy pennies on the finish of his driveway as final wage.
“This is a childish thing to do,” he advised FOX 5 Atlanta information station after discovering the pile of pennies.
Flaten put in his two-weeks discover in November on the Peachtree City based mostly Auto restore firm however had trouble getting his final paycheck, in line with the information media.
His final pay from the AOK firm arrived 4 months later, however the pay was not OK!
Flaten stated the cash, which now sit in his storage inside a big wheelbarrow, weigh over 500 kilos and are coated in what seems to be motor oil. Atop the mound was a word with an expletive scrawled throughout it.
“It’s going to be hours upon hours … to clean this money up so that it’s even able to be spent,” he advised FOX 5 Atlanta. “I think that’s going to be a lot of work for money I’ve already worked for.”
Flaten’s girlfriend, Olivia Oxley, says she suspects the ex-boss, Miles Walker, is behind the ruse after Flaten complained to the Georgia Department of Labor concerning the delayed cost.
Oxley wrote on Instagram:
“My boyfriends final paycheck delivered on the finish of the driveway in pennies….at 8pm on a Friday. His final day was in November.
First issues first, when he stop he gave a written resignation letter full with a two weeks discover. After Miles Walker of AOK Walker auto works continued to be the asshole he’s and make a standard workday hell, making pointless feedback about my boyfriends daughter and simply be an throughout dick, that 2 weeks changed into 5 days. My boyfriend respectfully delivered his uniforms washed and in a field comeplete with one other letter as to why he was leaving early. Fast ahead 3 months and he was refusing to ship out the final paycheck claiming damages to the store. Once the phrase “lawyer” was launched, that is what he did.
1. We can’t even get all of the pennies up as a result of they’re coated in some sort of oil.
2. Who the hell is aware of how had been going to get them out of the driveway, up into the automotive, out of the automotive once more, and right into a financial institution or coin star. And that’s if we are able to even try this as a result of they’re coated in oil.
I’m undecided what’s worse…the truth that this man is so depressing he can’t settle for an worker leaving as a result of he’s the most important asshole I’ve severely ever met, or the truth that he went via THAT a lot effort to get $915 price of HEAVYYY pennies simply to say ‘fuck you’. I imply….couldn’t he have simply pissed on the verify or one thing?…..”
And it seems that paying your employees this manner – whereas not sensible, ethical or honest – may also not be unlawful.
“There is nothing in the regulations that dictates in what currency the employee must be paid,” Eric R Lucero of the US Department of Labor was quoted by the New York Times as saying.
When requested concerning the pennies, Walker advised WGCL he “doesn’t really remember” dumping them at Flaten’s home however stated it didn’t matter both manner as a result of “he got paid, that’s all that matters.”
Flaten stated he left his job on the auto store final 12 months because of a poisonous work surroundings, in line with the report. WGCL spoke with former Walker Luxury Autoworks staff who made comparable complaints, together with one man who recalled Walker ripping up employees’ final paychecks.