666 Stamped W-2 Causes Tennessee Man to Quit Job, says 'God is worth more than money'

By Jesse Lent | February 07, 2013 04:29 PM EST


A 666-stamped W-2 tax form has caused Tennessee maintenance worker Walter Slonopas to quit his job.

Telling the Tennessean, "God is worth more than money," the 52-year-old born-again Christian handed Contech Casting LLC in Clarksville his walking papers last week, after seeing the 666 stamped on his W-2 tax form.

"If you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil," Slonopas said.

The bible calls the number 666 "the mark of the beast" in the Book of Revelations and describes how the Antichrist takes over the world, stamping humankind with the number.

For Slonopas, his professional problems with 666 began when he first began working for Contech in April of 2011.

During the maintenance worker's first day on the job, he was assigned a number to clock in with at the start of his shift. Although he was supposed to receive the number 668, due to a human resources mix-up, Slonopas pulled--you guessed it-number 666. After he complained about receiving a number he perceived as satanic, his clock-in code was changed.

But in July of that same year, when Contech changed time clock systems, Slonopas was again assigned the number 666.

This time he quit his job, but returned to work after the company apologized and presumably again gave him a different number.

The 666 stamped Slonopas's W-2 tax form possessed was the payroll code assigned to Contech by parent company Revstone Corp., according to Bob LaCourciere, vice president of sales and marketing at Revstone.

He says the number is determined by the order in which the tax forms were sent out.

LaCourciere is flabbergasted at Slonopas's most recent resignation.

"I am completely at a loss for words," he said.

However, the former maintenance worker's wife Anna Slonopas is not worried in the least about the couple's financial situation, saying they live frugally and are currently house-sitting for a son in the military.

"If my husband makes $10, one goes to God, two go to savings, and we live on seven," she said. "It's not that my husband makes $10 and I spend $11."

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