Bosses are jerks dep’t

Miles Walker owns a car repair shop in Peachtree, Georgia. An employee, Andreas Flaten, quit after an argument.

Walker refused to pay Flaten his final wages of $915, so Flaten complained to the U.S. Labor Department, which contacted Walker, who then dumped 91,500 oily pennies in Flaten’s driveway.

That’s the boss-is-a-jerk part. Walker got jerked back by a federal judge who ordered him to pay $39,934.18 in back wages and damages. That’s nearly 44 times what it would’ve cost Walker to just pay Flaten his wages in the first place, not counting Walker’s legal expenses.

That’ll teach ‘im. Being a jerk can get expensive, and people who think they’re being cute often outsmart themselves.

Read story and see photo of the pennies here.

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