Bucs' recognize longest employee Hobbs with nice gesture: 35-years, $35,000
Before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played their first game, Jill Hobbs was working for them.
She took a temporary job with the organization in the summer of 1976. The following spring, on April 15, 1976, she accepted a full-time position.
On Friday, the Glazer family which owns the Bucs marked Hobb’s 35th anniversary by presenting her with a framed No. 35 Buccaneers jersey bearing her last name.
But that wasn’t quite enough.
With the staff gathered in the auditorium at One Buc Place, co-chairman Bryan Glazer went backstage and emerged with a second – and even more generous gift: a check made out to Hobbs for $35,000.
Hobbs has held various positions such as executive assistant to the general manager and her current role as the Buccaneers' Player Benefits & Alumni Programs Manager. But Friday had to be her favorite day on the job.