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A restaurant worker in Dublin has claimed he got his final pay in coppers, saying he was handed a 'bucket of 5c coins' after repeatedly asking for the money.
Rian Keogh shared a photo on Twitter of an industrial-sized empty mayonnaise tub, which had been filled with coins.
He wrote: "After chasing my last pay for weeks I finally got it but in a bucket of 5c coins."
Another photo, posted later in the thread, showed the bucket weighed a whopping 29.8kg.
In later tweets, Keogh also shared screenshots of a conversation he claims took place between him and his former employer on WhatsApp, writing: "Update here are the texts just hid the number. Also the Hellman's jokes aren't getting old each one still gets a chuckle. Cheers for the support."
In his original message, Keogh explained he had not yet received his 'back week of pay', explaining that he needed it 'asap' for college fees.
A reply on 4 September said the money would be ready the following Thursday, but when Keogh chased this up again, a response read: "Is it okay if I pay you cash next Tuesday? Didn't retain your bank details so is cash okay bro?"
Keogh said cash would be 'grand', but that he needed it 'as soon as possible'.
"Like I said I'll have every cent ready for you on Tuesday," a reply said, before another message the next day added: "Money is at the front door ready for you now."
Many fellow Twitter users were horrified by the 'disgraceful behaviour'.
One wrote: "I've been screwed over by many an employer over the years, not as insultingly as this, so you've my sympathies. I've never gone in there and I'm not inclined to after your post."
Another commented: "And the world wonders why there's a shortage of hospitality staff...?"
A third added: "This is appalling behaviour from an employer. I'd rather not support a business that doesn't treat their staff with respect."
Others called on Keogh and his friends to return to the restaurant and pay for their tab with the coins.
One said: "Wait for a while. Get a few mates together and go in some night and run a meal and bar tab under a mates name. When the bill comes just lob the bucket up on the counter and say 'This is from Rian' and walk out."
Another agreed: "Think the only solution may be to convert this to 1c coins, head in and run up a massive tab for an evening before presenting 5 buckets of coins at the end. Legal on the same terms."
LADbible has reached out to the restaurant for comment.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@rianjkeogh
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