Thrissur: Change is definitely not welcome in this case! Haseena, a former staff of a beauty parlour at Kizhakkekotta here, was surprised when she received her salary arrears the other day; not by the amount of money she got but by its weight.
She did not know how to react when her ex-employer handed a bagful of 50 paise and Rs 1 coins to her as the one-month pending salary of Rs 6,000.
Haseena, 29, wife of Raheem of Puthanveettil, Varanthappilli, and another staff Mareena, a native of West Bengal, had been terminated from their jobs last week. Following which, the two lodged a complaint with the Thrissur Town (East) police station. After negotiations, the owner of the beauty parlour agreed to pay them the pending one month’s salary.
As per the instructions of the cops, Haseena went to meet her former employer on Monday to receive the amount, but she was stunned when he handed her salary in stacks of 50 paise and Rs 1 coins.
Though Mereena too was paid in coins, she refused to accept the money. She alleged that her identity card was in custody of the beauty parlou owner. “I will return to my native place after getting my ID card back,” she said.
Haseena had a harrowing time taking the ‘hefty payment’ home as the carry bag tore and coins fell on the road en route. Later, her husband came and took the bag home.