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My boss paid me in cryptocurrency and now wants me to return it after it rose in value’

With the cost of living shooting upwards, many of us are feeling the squeeze.

While many of us are tightening the purse strings and double-checking bills, one worker was left open-mouthed by their bosses demand.

After working for a tech company, the employee was paid their salary in cryptocurrency – and since then, the value has skyrocketed.

The worker estimates that it has gone up more than 700 per cent, meaning they’re sitting on a tidy sum.

But the CEO of the company recently emailed, asking for the cryptocurrency back in, reports Marketwatch.

In return, they would be paid in US dollars for the work they originally did – meaning they would be left with a lot less money.

Asking for advice, the disgruntled worker wrote: “I am not really sure what to do. I have worked with this person for many years, and he has a tendency to try to change the terms of payment after agreeing on a certain way of operating.

“What do you think is a fair solution? Should I return some of the cryptocurrency for hours worked? What should I tell this employer?”

Understandably, people did not think he should return the money.

On Twitter, one person asked: “If the value decreased, would they be paying you the difference? My guess is – NO!”

Another commented: “It is an unconditional payment for a job done! Nobody can ask for it back. This is not the kind of employer you want to be working for.”

“Tell him to get lost seriously. What a clown for even trying that on,” one person bluntly advised.