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Maybe this is how people used to do it in the very old days, but being paid for your job in coins isn't really how it's done in 2021 - and so when a man in the Phillippines was paid by his boss in thousands of coins, it caused a bit of an uproar.
Vice reports that Philippine labourer Russel Mañosa was paid for two days work at the NexGreen Enterprise factory in gigantic bags of coins.
His cousin posted a series of photos on Facebook that showed the cash in dozens of small and large plastic bags.
Not a great look, given the Valenzuela City-based factory supposedly deals in plastic recycling.
The post got the attention not just of social media, but also Mayor Rex Gatchalian of Valenzuela City itself.
He met with Mañosa and the company, where Mañosa reportedly said the factory's cashier told him to swap the large amount of coins at a bank.
Meanwhile, with outrage mounting online, there was a confrontation between Mañosa and a representative of the company, with the Mayor presiding over it all.
It was all caught on camera and live streamed on the Valenzuela City government's Facebook page as well as being aired in local media.
"Why did you pay your employee with five and ten cents? That is insulting and that is stripping the worker of dignity," Gatchalian demanded in the clip.
Company representative Jasper Cheng So claimed it was a mistake that led to the employee being paid off with coins and they weren't intended for him.
However, this wasn't enough to convince the Mayor or Mañosa himself, who said he received the coins after he'd filed a complaint against what he felt were the company's unfair labour practices.
Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III subsequently ordered an investigation into the company and said the alleged unfair labour practices could see the factory owner face charges.
With that investigation underway, Mayor Gatchalian suspended the company's business permit and ordered that the factory close for 15 days until it complies with government requirements.
Maybe next time a simple bank transfer would solve a lot of bother for NexGreen Enterprise - or even a cheque at worst.
Perhaps, though, they'd been taking tips off this man - who paid child support with 80,000 coins.
Earlier this month, Avery Sandford, from Virginia in the US, said her dad drove to her mum's house with a trailer full of coins and dropped them off on to the grass a few days after she turned 18.
The teen says her mum had no idea what was happening so ran out to confront her ex, who told her: "It's your final child support payment," before driving off.
The pair, however, handed it all over to charity.
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