Swedish man paid salary of two kronor
TT/The Local/bk · 26 Feb 2011, 10:06
Published: 26 Feb 2011 10:06 GMT+01:00
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Dunker's job as a salesman for Easycare, selling First Aid products, had begun well. He threw himself into the job and travelled around Dalarna, northern Sweden, in his own car, visiting potential customers.
During the month he clocked up over 3000 kilometres (1850 miles) and paid out over 10000 kronor ($1555) in petrol. He claims he sold over 20,000 kronor's worth of products for the company. For all this work, he was rewarded with a paltry two kronor, after tax.
"I couldn't imagine that such a thing was possible," he told a reporter at the newspaper Dala-Demokraten.
According to his ex-employers, he travelled too far and made too few sales. Something which they claim is quite clear in his contract. Lars Andersson, head of Easycare in Borlänge thinks he is a bad salesman.
"It's a tough branch. If he thinks he's been cheated we should take it up in court. There's nothing wrong with the contract which he agreed to and signed." Andersson told a reporter at Dala-Demokraten
Dunker is no longer working for the company and wants to warn others to go through their contracts with a fine toothcomb.
He has not commented as to what he plans to spend his two kronor wages on.