A man who quit his job was given his final pay in tens of thousands of greasy pennies, and with a note saying ‘f**k you.’
After walking out of his job at a car repair shop Andreas Flaten was given about 91,500 pennies, all covered in motor oil.
And the 26-year-old only received the bulk payment, reportedly less than what he’s owed, after he contacted officials over the lateness of his final salary.
His girlfriend, Olivia Oxley, said he is “kind of irritated” about the situation, which meant he has had to clean the pennies individually in order to cash them in.
Andreas, who lives in Fayetteville, Georgia, US, had quit his job at A OK Walker Autoworks.
But when he left he claimed he was late to receive his final payment and so he contacted the Department of Labour.
This prompted the cart load of oiled pennies along with the expletive-laden farewell note to be delivered.
Ms Oxley, his partner, said: “We went to the end of the driveway and there was that giant pile of pennies, covered in oil, and we had to shovel it out of the driveway.”
The 27-year-old said that the pennies totalled 915 US dollars (about £666) and weighed about 500lb
“That’s actually not even his whole pay cheque, that was his salary but he was also paid a commission at the end of every month… so he’s definitely still owed money,” she added.
She claimed that Mr Flaten has now cleaned around five dollars of pennies from the oil, which took about two hours.
She said: “He worked for the money the first time, and now he has to work for his money again so that seems completely backwards to me.”
The owner of the shop, Miles Walker, spoke to WGCL-TV, and said that he can’t remember dropping the pennies off at Mr Flaten’s home.
“I don’t really remember,” Mr Walker told the TV station. “It doesn’t matter, he got paid, that’s all that matters.”
Ms Oxley went on to say: “It was hilarious that he had taken that much time and energy to get those pennies, to transport those pennies and then dump them at the end of the driveway and put oil all over them.
“We can’t even spend the money because they’re covered in oil, and you have to wipe every single one of them off individually in order to get all the oil off.
“I’m frustrated that someone can do something like that and we’re just kind of left there cleaning up the mess.”