Walter Slonopas has gotten the number 666 on his work documents once too often. Or is that 1nce 2 often? Until late January, Mr. Slonopas worked for the Contech Casting company in Clarksville, Tennessee. But he received his W-2 form that week, and it has the number 666 on it. Mr. Slonopas had seen that number twice before on documents from Contech Casting, and had objected to them; after all, as a born-again Christian, he knows that 666 is the mark of the Beast. The third time was the charm. As he explained to the newspaper The Tennessean, he had to quit in order to save his soul.
The Contech Company farms out its payroll paperwork, including work on its W-2s, to another company, according to an officer of the company which owns Contech. The 666 means Mr. Slonopas's form was number 666 to be mailed. That's how Mr. Slonopas ended up with the offending 666s. The company says it would be happy to have Mr. Slonopas back as an employee. But that outcome seems unlikely at this point. Mr. Slonopas says he's had enough run-ins with the 666s. "God is worth more than money."