GEORGIA COURT ORDERS HORRIBLE BOSS TO PAY $40,000 FOR LOST WAGES, 90,000 OIL COVERED PENNIES
So this cracks me up, if only in appreciation of how slow justice is still justice well served, and deserved. Miles Walker owns AOK Walker Autoworks, or a car dealership. He had an argument with a now former employee, Andreas Flaten. Flaten didn’t appreciate how the argument went, and left his job there. But when former boss Walker refused to pay Flaten the $915 he owed him, Flaten went to the Department of Labor to complain, which ordered Walker to make good on the owed wages. And Walker acquiesced, technically, by dumping over 90,000 oil covered pennies on Flaten’s driveway. With, of course, a f^ck you note.
DUMPING 90,000 OIL COVERED PENNIES IN SOMEONE’S DRIVEWAY SMACKS OF RETALIATION
While I have no idea what the argument was about or who said what, Flaten had every right to quit his job and every right to demand the money Walker owed him. And while Walker did technically obey the order to pay up, most people would say that his method, paying in 90,000 oil covered pennies with a special note of appreciation dumped in Flaten’s driveway, was retaliatory. Flaten certainly thought so, and took his position and complaint to court. Not surprisingly, the court agreed, calling the move a retaliation and done in bad faith.
BUYERS BEWARE IF YOU SHOP FOR A CAR AT OIL COVERED PENNIES CAR DEALERSHIP
So the court has ruled that Walker must now pay Flaten nearly $40,000; $19,967.09 in back wages and an additional $19,967.09 in liquidated damages. So head up retaliatory bosses. If you pay people in oil covered pennies and dump them on someone’s property to cover owed wages, it will be heads your former employee wins, and tails you lose. So if you’re in the market for a car in Georgia, maybe don’t go to AOK Walker Autoworks in Peachtree City. The Karma there could make all the cars lemons. And you know how the saying goes: in for a penny, in for a pound.