US worker says he acquired $ 915 in oily pennies as last wage |  Georgia

A US man said 90,000 pennies covered in oil or grease were left at the end of his driveway after urging his former employer to pay his $ 915 owed wages.

Andreas Flaten said he quit his job at A OK Walker Autoworks in Peachtree City, Georgia in November but struggled to get his final payment and even reached out to the Georgia Department of Labor for help.

In mid-March, Flaten said that when he was leaving his house with his girlfriend, he noticed the pile at the end of his driveway. He said the coins were covered with an oily substance and an envelope with his last pay slip and an express farewell message.

His nightly routine now consists of cleaning the pennies so he can cash them in. He said it took him about an hour and a half to clean several hundred coins.

“I think this is going to be a lot of work for the money I’ve already worked for,” he said. “That’s definitely not fair.”

The store’s owner, Miles Walker, spoke briefly to Atlanta’s WGCL-TV and said he didn’t know whether or not he left the pennies at Flatten’s house. “I don’t really remember,” Walker told the television station. “It does not matter. He was paid, that’s all that matters. “

Walker went on to call Flaten a “weenie”.

Flaten’s friend Olivia Oxley said she hoped her boyfriend’s story shed light on how people are “treated so badly by their employers.”

She said the couple are no longer angry and view the little thing in a positive light after the first shovel.

“With so many pennies, we’re sure to find some treasure. I found one from 1937, ”said Oxley.