‘666’ on W-2: Tennessee Man Quits Job After Receiving 'Mark Of The Beast' On Tax Form
'666' on W-2: Tennessee man freaks out and quits job after repeatedly encounter Satan's number.
The only thing certain in life is death and taxes.
For one Tennessee man, both certainties came a little too close for comfort on a few occasions.
Walter Slonopas, 52, a maintenance worker in Tennessee, quit his job after the numbers "666" were stamped on his W-2 tax form. For the uninitiated, the Bible calls "666" the "number of the beast," and it's often been used as a symbol of the devil. Slonopas claims that after getting a W-2 marked with "666," he could either go to work or go to hell.
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"If you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil," he said.
The firm that's in charge of handling the forms insists that they have not purposely given Slonopas a W-2 marked with "666." Bob LaCourciere, vice president of sales and marketing for Revstone Corp., which owns Contech Casting, the company that Slonopas was working for, said that the W-2 was labeled with that specific number because it refers to the order in which the W-2 was mailed out. In essence, Slonopas was the six-hundred and sixty-sixth man to receive a W-2 form from the company.
Unfortunately for Slonopas, this is the second time that he's encountered the number of the beast at work. "During his first day on the job in April 2011, Slonopas was supposed to be assigned the number 668 to use when he clocked in. But the human resources department gave him the wrong number -- 666 - instead," reports the Huffington Post.
There was one other satanic incident prior to Slonopas receiving a "666" on his W-2. "Then four months later the time-clock system was revamped and Slonopas was assigned 666 again, prompting him to quit. But he returned to work a few days later after the company apologized and gave him a new number," reports the New York Daily News.
Lucky for Slonopas, the company is not very superstitious. They would like to hire Slonopas back if he'd like to work their again. For Slonopas, the money never held much weight while he was considering what action to take. "God is worth more than money," said Slonopas.
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