Howard Cooper Import Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., are still buzzing about their boss' farewell gesture, fat bonus checks worth thousands of dollars each.The employees of
"Oh it was totally a surprise to everyone," Howard Cooper's employee Sandy Reagan told ABC News.
Howard Cooper, 83, has owned his car dealership for 47 years, but is now retiring. Cooper sold the company to Ohio-based Germain Motor Company last April, but before the business transaction was complete, he wanted to make sure all 89 of his employees knew how much he appreciated their efforts.
So Cooper came up with a "thank you" gesture. He surprised each employee last Wednesday with a check for $1,000 for each year of service they had put into working for him.
"I wanted to thank my employees and that was a way I could do it. I hope it makes a difference in their lives like they have made in mine," Cooper told AnnArbor.com.
"I was excited. I was happy he did it for everyone. Not justRead More »from Retiring Boss Surprises Employees With Big 'Thank You' Checks