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How to say "thank you"

2008-12-01 18:47:21.429938+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Five-figure bonuses stun plant workers. The Spungen family, former owners of Peer Bearing company, sold the company to the SKF group and passed along some of the proceeds to workers.

He [Danny Spungen] and other family members signed, by hand, two thank-you cards to each employee, one in Spanish and one in English. Each card was printed with all the workers' names and the years they were hired. The text expressed gratitude for "the loyalty and hard work of our employees over the years."

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-01 19:32:32.455023+00 by: ebradway

I guess it's too common-place to make ABC News, but McKee Foods has given four-figure profit-sharing bonus checks every year for decades. The local economy in Collegedale and Ooltewah always show noticeable upticks when the checks are given out. I was even given a check six months after I quit my job there even though there was no obligation for them to do so.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-01 19:47:59.932812+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I think it's also fair to note that I've been the recipient of similarly sized bonuses on a few occasions, from companies that weren't in the process of being sold. I just hope that the folks who run SKF are also aware of what the Spungen family did for their new division's morale.