A Fayetteville, Georgia man received his last overdue paycheck from a local auto shop in the form of a pile of pennies with a note that said “f ** k you” attached to it.
Earlier this month, Andreas Flaten received a delivery of more than 90,000 pennies, all drenched in greasy oil and dumped in his driveway.
A March 13 Instagram post from Flaten’s girlfriend, Olivia Oxley, claims that much of the change came four months after Flaten quit his job at A OK Walker Autoworks, a Peachtree City business run by Miles Walker. , last November.
“First things first, when [my boyfriend] resigned, provided a written resignation letter complete with two weeks’ notice, ”Oxley wrote. “After Miles Walker from AOK Walker auto works was still the jerk that he is and turned a normal work day into hell, making unnecessary comments about my boyfriend’s daughter and simply [being] a full dick, which 2 weeks turned into 5 days. “
Oxley explained that Walker had refused to send Flaten’s last paycheck, claiming damage to his store.
“Once the word ‘attorney’ was introduced, this is what he did,” Oxley wrote.
FOX 5 interviewed Flaten, who said he had contacted the Georgia Department of Labor for help with his paycheck. He called his former boss’s move a “childish thing.”
“If I did my math correctly, 91,515 cents should cost about two and a half grams each, about 504 pounds,” Flaten said.
Flaten, who currently keeps the pennies in a wheelbarrow that has deflated from the weight of all that zinc and copper, added that he now spends his afternoons sitting in the garage, cleaning the coins.
“I think it’s going to be a lot of work for the money I’ve already worked for,” he said.
OK Walker Autoworks did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
Walker, the store owner, did speak to other local media outlets. He told FOX 5 that he had paid Flaten in US currency and did not wish to discuss the matter further.
“I don’t know if I did that or not,” Walker said in a brief interview with CBS46 News when asked about the pennies. “I really don’t remember. No matter; They paid him, that’s all that matters. It’s a fucking dick for even mentioning it.
Other former A OK Walker Autoworks employees interviewed by CBS46 confirmed that the repair shop had a toxic work environment, with Walker despising female employees and tearing pay stubs in front of workers. The business has been hit with a string of negative reviews on Yelp and Google in recent days due to the penny story.
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