Cash fairy leaves Richmond workers in tears with surprise $100 bills

Posted at 2:53 PM, Sep 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 16:07:21-04

surpriseHENRICO COUNTY, Va. — You know that feeling of cash money in your hand?

Depending on what you need it for, money can hold a lot of promise or relief, especially for something so lightweight and thin.

In today’s CBS 6 episode of how things are made (that’s not a real segment, btw), I can tell you that the paper used to make money gets squeezed with thousands of pounds of pressure during the printing process. That helps make it so crisp.

So it’s perfect that tens of thousands of Facebook fans later — a 100,000 to be exact — local company Snagajob decided to celebrate the milestone by handing out crisp cash to reward fans and honor dedicated hourly workers.

Snagajob is hunkered down doing business in the West End. They are considered the largest hourly employment network connecting job seekers and employers.

According to Kim Costa, they asked employees for a list of places "that have provided excellent customer service and whose employees hard work shows how passionate they are about their jobs."

They chose 10 spots and then drove around and left random employees flabbergasted by crisp Benjamin Franklins.

"That's for real, though?"

"You just made my day!"

"Oh my goodness, are you serious?!"

Then that golden moment.

"Seriously? Can I get a hug from you? I work my ass of all day, like,  just to eat."


"We know that working an hourly-paid position isn’t always the most glamorous job in the world, but definitely has some of the hardest and most dedicated employees," said Costa, a job-search coach and senior marketing analyst who has been with the company about  two and a half years.

She said some of the people they gifted were shocked and confused, and probably didn't really process what was happening until after they left.

"However, the worker at Sonic seemed to really get what was happening and was so overwhelmed and grateful that her hard work was going noticed," Costa recalled. "I definitely teared up when she was explaining how much it meant to her."

You know what other industry isn't glamorous and has dedicated employees in need of cash?

That's right. Web Reporters.

Your move, Snagajob.