Bucs Veteran Gets Cash Surprise

April 14th, 2012

Joe’s always amazed by people that work for the same company for a majority of their lives. Joe just can’t imagine.

The Bucs have one such employee, Jill Hobbs, who took a temporary gig with the Bucs processing season ticket orders on a manual cash register in 1976, per a story honoring her on Buccaneers.com.

The following spring, on April 15, 1977, Hobbs accepted a full-time position on the Buccaneers’ staff…and that means that, remarkably, this Sunday marks her 35th year with the team. 

In a surprise company ceremony this week, Team Glazer dropped a $35,000 check on Hobbs to commemorate her service. Click on through the story above. Joe thinks it’s pretty cool. Hobbs was the right hand for Rich McKay at one point in her career. The woman is a walking Bucs historian.

7 Responses to “Bucs Veteran Gets Cash Surprise”

  1. ChrisFWC Says:

    Classy move!

  2. jb Says:

    I saw this yesterday. What a great story!

  3. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Im sure Thomass will find a way to turn this into a negative…

  4. Rrsrq Says:

    Pretty awesome

  5. Pete Dutcher Says:

    That is class. 100% class.

    I really do not understand the hate for these owners by some. Sure…there are times they are cheap. But the Bucs are not the Redskins or the Eagles, who spend through the nose and have nothing to show for it.

    I love our owners and this is the sort of reason why.

  6. Oahubuc Says:

    Good move. A loyal employee is just about priceless.

  7. Thomas Says:

    Real quick, this is not thomas 2.2, I’m the original ~ just wanted to say I agree with everyone. Very classy! Go Bucs! Also, listening to Bobby Fenton now on 620 iheart radio ~ talking Bucs and Rays. This guy is real good! Hope he gets this as a full time gig! Getting ready to leave to donate a lot of toys to a family in need =)