Georgia Man Receives His Last Check in the Form of a Pile of Oily Pennies
If you’ve ever given a two-week’s notice at a job to move on to another, you know there may be a bit of animosity. Sometimes your employer might actually be a little annoyed with you that you’re leaving the company. That said, business is business and most of the time, this ends without burning bridges.
However, there are always those times that an employer can’t deal with the loss of an employee. Take Georgia resident Andreas Flaten, who had quit his job at A OK Walker Luxury Autoworks in November 2020.
Flaten worked there about a year, but couldn’t bear to keep up with the “toxic” work environment any longer. So he respectfully write a resignation letter to his boss Miles Walker, giving a full two weeks before his last day. Walker reportedly promised Flaten’s last check of $915 would be paid to him in January.
But January passed and no check.
It wasn’t until months later, after a call to Georgia’s Department of Labor,when Flaten and his girlfriend, Olivia Oxley, noticed a pile of something at the end of his driveway. When they got closer, they realized it was Flaten’s paycheck—in pennies.
The more than 91,000 pennies (that’s more than 500 pounds) dumped onto the driveway wasn’t even the worst part: they were all covered in a oil or grease. And, there was an envelope with his final pay stub and a message that stated:”F— you!”
Oxley explained just how awful the penny dump was in a Facebook post. “We can’t even get all the pennies up because they’re covered in some type of oil,” she explained, adding, “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.”
Each night, Flaten spends a bit of time cleaning off the pennies, little by little. They are hoping to be able to cash them in for money they can actually use.
In Oxley’s post, she makes sure to call out Walker’s name and encourages followers to “Bring him down,” because “No one like that deserves to have successful business. ️
Walk’s comment on the matter? “He got paid, that’s all that matters.”
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What would you do if someone dumped almost $1,000 worth of pennies covered in oil on your driveway?