Stopped working and had to fight for a salary

Andreas Flaten from Atalanta in the USA got a real surprise when his last salary payment from his former employer came in the form of over 90,000 oil- or grease-covered coins dumped at the driveway.

It is the American website Fox 5 that first mentioned the case.

Flaten left his job at A OK Walker Autoworks in November 2020. When he left, he needed to be paid his last salary of 915 dollars, which is equivalent to about 7800 kroner. It should prove to be a problematic process.

His previous employer would not give him the final salary payment, which led to Flaten having to go to court to get the money he was entitled to.

Pile of money on the door

After a few months, he won the case to get the last month’s salary, but when he received the money, he was very surprised.

In mid-March, Flaten received $ 915, but not in the form he expected. The flat was going for a walk to the store, but when he went out, he noticed the pile of oil-covered coins in the middle of the driveway.

At the top of the pile of money was an envelope with the message “f *** you”.

DUMPED IN THE ROAD: This is what the pile of money looked like when Flaten walked out the door. Photo: Olivia Oxley
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Will wash 91,515 coins

“This is a childish thing to do,” Flaten said in an interview with American AP News.

The coins are now in a wheelbarrow inside his garage. The weight from the coins has damaged the tires on the wheelbarrow, and Flaten says that it will take a long time to wash the 91,515 coins clean from the oil-like spill.

BROKEN TIRES: The tires on the wheelbarrow punctured after all the coins were put in. Photo: Olivia Oxley
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– My new routine is now to sit in the garage in the evening and clean the coins with detergent, vinegar and water. It takes me over an hour to wash a few hundred coins. I think it will be a lot of work for money I have already worked for, says Flaten to Fox 5.

The flat’s girlfriend, Olivia Oxley, has posted a video of the incident on Instagram.

The owner of the store, Miles Walker, has according to AP News said that he can not confirm whether he was the one who placed the coins at Flaten.

– I do not quite remember. It does not matter. He got paid, that’s all that matters, Flaten’s former boss is said to have commented.

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