Tuesday, February 12, 2013
According to Accounting Today, "a Tennessee man has quit his job after receiving a W-2 tax form from his employer stamped with the number 666." The man, Walter Sionopas, left his job at Contech Casting Company because he believes that the number refers to the number of the Beast. Sionopas claims that by accepting the number he will accept Satan. His employer claims that the number is purely coincidental, as it is associated with the order that the W-2 forms were mailed to the employees.
Speaking of coincidences, it so happens that Sionopas was assigned this number before. Previously, he was assigned this number to clock in when he started working at his job. He complained and human resources had his number changed. When his company changed their clocking in system in 2011, can you guess what number Sionopas was assigned? Yes, 666. He resigned immediately and only returned to work when they changed his number again for him.
See Michael Cohn, Man Resigns From Job After Receiving A W-2 Numbered 666, Accounting Today, Feb. 7, 2013.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.