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(Omaha World Herald)   Omaha employer gives out $61,000 in bonuses to employees--but he did so in the form of $2 bills. Hopefully none of the employees wanted Taco Bell in celebration   (omaha.com) divider line 51
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2014-06-17 01:12:06 AM  
ah, fnorbgy
 
2014-06-17 01:28:06 AM  
Step up to collect your free 200 Tricky Dick Fun Bucks!!
 
2014-06-17 01:40:15 AM  
They still make $2 bills?  I know they're technically legal currency, but I didn't even know you could get that many of them.
 
2014-06-17 02:46:14 AM  
Thanks, Omaha.
 
2014-06-17 02:50:06 AM  
 
2014-06-17 02:52:18 AM  
Next year they should pay them with bullets.
 
2014-06-17 03:00:10 AM  

MemeSlave: Thanks, Omaha.


Damn you!
 
2014-06-17 03:01:18 AM  

Ambivalence: They still make $2 bills?  I know they're technically legal currency, but I didn't even know you could get that many of them.


You know who else didn't know they still make $2 bills?
 
2014-06-17 03:08:00 AM  
Every time you spend a $2 bill Obama drinks the blood of a virgin unicorn.  Please, think about the unicorns.

fc09.deviantart.net
 
2014-06-17 03:14:25 AM  
In the early 1960's, I had a summer job at the bank in Little Falls, Minnesota. Camp Ripley, the National Guard summer camp, was a few miles North, and we'd get thousands of soldiers in town all summer. The locals would complain that "they never spend any money", "they chase our daughters, and cause all kinds of problems."   The Iowa National Guard was in town for two weeks, and they always paid the troops at the end of the first week, it was always by check, except for this year.

To show the locals that the soldiers do, in fact, contribute to the local economy, The Iowa guard paid the men in $2 bills.  That was on a Friday, on Monday morning, merchants were hauling bags of $2 bills into the bank, and now they were complaining about what to do with all these damn $2 bills. One merchant told me "I don't have a space in my cash register for them!".  As I recall, the payroll was darn-near a million dollars, and that was in 1961 money.

After that, we didn't hear much complaining about the National Guard coming to town.
 
2014-06-17 03:18:52 AM  
I was told about this being done on military bases to remind the community how much commerce came from the base. And I see the business has gotten some bother from their community.

Of course, now the only place that uses a lot of $2 bills are strip clubs. Adjust for inflation, they're almost a good replacement for $1 bills.
 
2014-06-17 03:23:03 AM  

wildcardjack: I was told about this being done on military bases to remind the community how much commerce came from the base. And I see the business has gotten some bother from their community.

Of course, now the only place that uses a lot of $2 bills are strip clubs. Adjust for inflation, they're almost a good replacement for $1 bills.


Probably also useful in tooth-fairy transactions.  It would be pretty cool to get a $2 bill under your pillow when you wake up.
 
2014-06-17 03:35:43 AM  

Phony_Soldier: MemeSlave: Thanks, Omaha.

Damn you!


I always enjoy finding my work already done when I come into a thread.

/Thanks!
 
2014-06-17 04:14:43 AM  

wildcardjack: I was told about this being done on military bases to remind the community how much commerce came from the base. And I see the business has gotten some bother from their community.

Of course, now the only place that uses a lot of $2 bills are strip clubs. Adjust for inflation, they're almost a good replacement for $1 bills.


We have to go to the $5 bill in Canada now... Strippers don't like when you chuck toonies at them.

/bonus points if it sticks
 
2014-06-17 04:41:13 AM  

baronbloodbath: Every time you spend a $2 bill Obama drinks the blood of a virgin unicorn.  Please, think about the unicorns.

[fc09.deviantart.net image 850x1059]


"Virgin"??
 
2014-06-17 04:56:24 AM  
I always use $2 bills for tips as when my waitresses get them, they remember me as I always tip well and I get real good service the next time I am in the establishment.  It always works for me.  I fold them into origami the form of a bowtie and I get a big grin from them.
 
2014-06-17 05:10:21 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: We have to go to the $5 bill in Canada now... Strippers don't like when you chuck toonies at them.

/bonus points if it sticks


i remember going to a place near Fort Erie where the girls were okay with twonies being thrown.  Loonies were a hell no, but twonies were okay.
 
2014-06-17 06:02:45 AM  
Reading comprehension subby:  Omaha.com =/= Omaha employer

/Grand Island, NE employer
//Only 145 miles west of Omaha
 
2014-06-17 06:12:18 AM  

Ambivalence: They still make $2 bills?  I know they're technically legal currency, but I didn't even know you could get that many of them.


If you let the bank know in advance, they can get as many as you want.
 
2014-06-17 06:15:57 AM  
300+ employees so everyone got about $200 each? Better than nothing I suppose but not much of a bonus.
 
2014-06-17 06:18:06 AM  

davidphogan: i remember going to a place near Fort Erie where the girls were okay with twonies being thrown.  Loonies were a hell no, but twonies were okay.


It's always funny when you see the squeegee mop come out to scoop up all the coin on the floor after a session. That must be some dirrrrrrty money.

/it's Toonie.
 
2014-06-17 06:43:19 AM  

planes: In the early 1960's, I had a summer job at the bank in Little Falls, Minnesota. Camp Ripley, the National Guard summer camp, was a few miles North, and we'd get thousands of soldiers in town all summer. The locals would complain that "they never spend any money", "they chase our daughters, and cause all kinds of problems."   The Iowa National Guard was in town for two weeks, and they always paid the troops at the end of the first week, it was always by check, except for this year.

To show the locals that the soldiers do, in fact, contribute to the local economy, The Iowa guard paid the men in $2 bills.  That was on a Friday, on Monday morning, merchants were hauling bags of $2 bills into the bank, and now they were complaining about what to do with all these damn $2 bills. One merchant told me "I don't have a space in my cash register for them!".  As I recall, the payroll was darn-near a million dollars, and that was in 1961 money.

After that, we didn't hear much complaining about the National Guard coming to town.


I'll bet they would still be upset if their daughters suddenly had stacks of $2 bills.
 
2014-06-17 06:45:43 AM  
Clemson fans paid for everything with $2 bills with tiger paws stamped on them when they came to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech.  The bills were slightly annoying, but not near as much as the people using them.
 
2014-06-17 06:52:33 AM  

wildcardjack: I was told about this being done on military bases to remind the community how much commerce came from the base. And I see the business has gotten some bother from their community.

Of course, now the only place that uses a lot of $2 bills are strip clubs. Adjust for inflation, they're almost a good replacement for $1 bills.


You'll find any place close to a race track will tend to have 2 dollar bills in circulation.   Go to a bank near a race track and you can get them in great quantity.   a 2 dollar bet is a common one at a horse track, so gamblers use them quite a bit.  The tracks take them and just funnel them back to the banks, where the gamblers go get them again..wash..rinse..repeat.
 
2014-06-17 06:52:54 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: wildcardjack: I was told about this being done on military bases to remind the community how much commerce came from the base. And I see the business has gotten some bother from their community.

Of course, now the only place that uses a lot of $2 bills are strip clubs. Adjust for inflation, they're almost a good replacement for $1 bills.

We have to go to the $5 bill in Canada now... Strippers don't like when you chuck toonies at them.

/bonus points if it sticks


wow, that's farking disgusting! welcome to my favourite list!

did u see any stick?
 
2014-06-17 07:20:20 AM  

abhorrent1: 300+ employees so everyone got about $200 each? Better than nothing I suppose but not much of a bonus.



FTFA:

"They also receive a nice check and a deposit into their 401(k)s," he said. "But we ask them with the $2 bills to go spend it around town and make sure people know that we as a family, meaning the whole employer/employee base, support Grand Island and we spend money here."
He said the bonuses amount to about 40 percent of the employees' regular pay.
 
2014-06-17 07:29:48 AM  
some_beer_drinker:
wow, that's farking disgusting! welcome to my favourite list!

did u see any stick?


I saw one get stuck once.
 
2014-06-17 07:34:17 AM  
Quite frankly if "the community" complained that a local company employing local people isn't spending money in the area, then it most likely was started by a local politician who hasn't received a "tribute" from the company or owner.
 
2014-06-17 07:46:01 AM  
The US must qualify for having some of the worst coins and notes of any developed nation.
 
2014-06-17 07:58:29 AM  

Smoking GNU: baronbloodbath: Every time you spend a $2 bill Obama drinks the blood of a virgin unicorn.  Please, think about the unicorns.

[fc09.deviantart.net image 850x1059]

"Virgin"??


Virgin is used to describe the Bronies.
 
2014-06-17 07:59:25 AM  
Nice reading of the article there subtard. Grand Island where this actually happened is hours away from Omaha
 
2014-06-17 08:06:27 AM  

Kimyo: Quite frankly if "the community" complained that a local company employing local people isn't spending money in the area, then it most likely was started by a local politician who hasn't received a "tribute" from the company or owner.


Yep.  Someone ignored a shakedown.

drxym: The US must qualify for having some of the worst coins and notes of any developed nation.


Can you elaborate?  I'm curious as to what is deficient about our currency.  I think Andrew Jackson should probably GTFO at some point (even though he liberated my blessed home state), but I'm curious as to what else...
 
2014-06-17 08:21:10 AM  

planes: In the early 1960's, I had a summer job at the bank in Little Falls, Minnesota. Camp Ripley, the National Guard summer camp, was a few miles North, and we'd get thousands of soldiers in town all summer. The locals would complain that "they never spend any money", "they chase our daughters, and cause all kinds of problems."   The Iowa National Guard was in town for two weeks, and they always paid the troops at the end of the first week, it was always by check, except for this year.

To show the locals that the soldiers do, in fact, contribute to the local economy, The Iowa guard paid the men in $2 bills.  That was on a Friday, on Monday morning, merchants were hauling bags of $2 bills into the bank, and now they were complaining about what to do with all these damn $2 bills. One merchant told me "I don't have a space in my cash register for them!".  As I recall, the payroll was darn-near a million dollars, and that was in 1961 money.


Whoa, I didn't know $2 bills existed prior to the mid 70's.  And there's someone on fark older than me?  Geriatric fist bump (not too hard, don't want to break any bones).
 
2014-06-17 08:26:33 AM  

Kimyo: Quite frankly if "the community" complained that a local company employing local people isn't spending money in the area, then it most likely was started by a local politician who hasn't received a "tribute" from the company or owner.


Paying local politicians is spending money locally. Ipso facto, if you aren't paying local politicians then there is a kind of local spending that you are not doing.
 
2014-06-17 08:29:09 AM  

baronbloodbath: Every time you spend a $2 bill Obama drinks the blood of a virgin unicorn.  Please, think about the unicorns.

[fc09.deviantart.net image 850x1059]


Virgin?

mlpforums.com

As for the article:  Should have done it in dollar or fifty cent coins!
 
2014-06-17 08:29:59 AM  

rwfan: planes: In the early 1960's, I had a summer job at the bank in Little Falls, Minnesota. Camp Ripley, the National Guard summer camp, was a few miles North, and we'd get thousands of soldiers in town all summer. The locals would complain that "they never spend any money", "they chase our daughters, and cause all kinds of problems."   The Iowa National Guard was in town for two weeks, and they always paid the troops at the end of the first week, it was always by check, except for this year.

To show the locals that the soldiers do, in fact, contribute to the local economy, The Iowa guard paid the men in $2 bills.  That was on a Friday, on Monday morning, merchants were hauling bags of $2 bills into the bank, and now they were complaining about what to do with all these damn $2 bills. One merchant told me "I don't have a space in my cash register for them!".  As I recall, the payroll was darn-near a million dollars, and that was in 1961 money.

Whoa, I didn't know $2 bills existed prior to the mid 70's.  And there's someone on fark older than me?  Geriatric fist bump (not too hard, don't want to break any bones).


They started printing them around the time of the Civil War, then discontinued them in the mid 60s before reintroducing them ten years later.

I think they technically still print them, they just don't print very many.
 
2014-06-17 08:45:44 AM  
Should have handed out ammo.
 
2014-06-17 08:51:35 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: davidphogan: i remember going to a place near Fort Erie where the girls were okay with twonies being thrown.  Loonies were a hell no, but twonies were okay.

It's always funny when you see the squeegee mop come out to scoop up all the coin on the floor after a session. That must be some dirrrrrrty money.

/it's Toonie.


So, making it hail?
 
2014-06-17 08:55:26 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
Maybe I'll go to the movies...by myself.
 
2014-06-17 09:06:41 AM  

rwfan: planes: In the early 1960's, I had a summer job at the bank in Little Falls, Minnesota. Camp Ripley, the National Guard summer camp, was a few miles North, and we'd get thousands of soldiers in town all summer. The locals would complain that "they never spend any money", "they chase our daughters, and cause all kinds of problems."   The Iowa National Guard was in town for two weeks, and they always paid the troops at the end of the first week, it was always by check, except for this year.

To show the locals that the soldiers do, in fact, contribute to the local economy, The Iowa guard paid the men in $2 bills.  That was on a Friday, on Monday morning, merchants were hauling bags of $2 bills into the bank, and now they were complaining about what to do with all these damn $2 bills. One merchant told me "I don't have a space in my cash register for them!".  As I recall, the payroll was darn-near a million dollars, and that was in 1961 money.

Whoa, I didn't know $2 bills existed prior to the mid 70's.  And there's someone on fark older than me?  Geriatric fist bump (not too hard, don't want to break any bones).


I have 2s from the 20s. They've been around forever.
 
2014-06-17 09:12:37 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: baronbloodbath: Every time you spend a $2 bill Obama drinks the blood of a virgin unicorn.  Please, think about the unicorns.

[fc09.deviantart.net image 850x1059]

Virgin?



Not since the night she and Luna drank too much at Derpy's

 i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-17 09:12:53 AM  

abhorrent1: 300+ employees so everyone got about $200 each? Better than nothing I suppose but not much of a bonus.


RTFA. That is only PART of their bonus.

Reading comprehension. HOW does it work?
 
2014-06-17 09:14:15 AM  

Boxingoutsider: I have 2s from the 20s. They've been around forever.


The 20's is not forever.  that's only, like 95 years tops.

MythDragon: Not since the night she and Luna drank too much at Derpy's

i.imgur.com


Was more thinking of Twilight.
 
2014-06-17 09:26:52 AM  
I'd take it.  Hell, I'd take it in pennies.  In this case, the employer is actually doing a good thing for the state of our currency.  Considering very few things only cost $1 nowadays, the single should probably be taken out or replaced with a coin.  The $2 is actually a more reasonable currency to pack your wallet with.

Now...  How much does 30,000 $2 bills weigh?!  //Goes to look it up.
Okay...  A single bill weighs about 1g.  It takes about 454 bills to make 1lb.  So, that's about 66.07 pounds of bills.
Again...  I'd take it.  That is not too much to carry out to the car...
 
2014-06-17 09:37:35 AM  

Ambivalence: They still make $2 bills?  I know they're technically legal currency, but I didn't even know you could get that many of them.


The US Mint still prints them but in smaller quantities.  Most banks will have some in the vault but if you need a lot, you can order them.

/Works for a credit union
//The branch downstairs has $2 bills all the time.
 
2014-06-17 09:43:37 AM  

Boxingoutsider: rwfan: planes: In the early 1960's, I had a summer job at the bank in Little Falls, Minnesota. Camp Ripley, the National Guard summer camp, was a few miles North, and we'd get thousands of soldiers in town all summer. The locals would complain that "they never spend any money", "they chase our daughters, and cause all kinds of problems."   The Iowa National Guard was in town for two weeks, and they always paid the troops at the end of the first week, it was always by check, except for this year.

To show the locals that the soldiers do, in fact, contribute to the local economy, The Iowa guard paid the men in $2 bills.  That was on a Friday, on Monday morning, merchants were hauling bags of $2 bills into the bank, and now they were complaining about what to do with all these damn $2 bills. One merchant told me "I don't have a space in my cash register for them!".  As I recall, the payroll was darn-near a million dollars, and that was in 1961 money.

Whoa, I didn't know $2 bills existed prior to the mid 70's.  And there's someone on fark older than me?  Geriatric fist bump (not too hard, don't want to break any bones).

I have 2s from the 20s. They've been around forever.


Same here--I like the fact that I have pre-Stock Market Crash money, even if it's a couple of 1928 $2 bills.  Plus, they're prettier than the ones re-issued since 1976.
 
2014-06-17 09:58:28 AM  
1. Print $3 bills, with Stonewall Inn on the reverse side.
2. Require all political donations be in $3 bills.
3. Sell ear plugs with special whining filters.
4. Profit.
 
2014-06-17 10:19:30 AM  
This exact story has happened dozens of times.  Employer gets complaints from community that they don't contribute to the community, employer issues payroll in two dollar bills (or fifties, or dollar coins, or whatever weird denomination they choose), community shuts the fark up after the town is flooded with said weird denomination.
 
2014-06-17 10:53:50 AM  

FLMountainMan: Can you elaborate? I'm curious as to what is deficient about our currency. I think Andrew Jackson should probably GTFO at some point (even though he liberated my blessed home state), but I'm curious as to what else...


Notes and coins for the same denomination (dollar). Nickels and pennies which are bigger than dimes. Inconsistent denominations (1, 5, 10, 25 coins vs 1, 2, 5, 20, 50 notes). Coins that retailers / vending machines refuse to accept (dollar, half dollar coins). Notes that get people arrested ($2). Notes that are all the same size making them hard for sight impaired.

Admittedly the new issues of 10,20,50 bills are better for sight impaired but most of the other issues are still there and it's hard to see why it's so hard to rectify some of them.
 
2014-06-17 11:12:22 AM  
Ban guns and we can be rid of this scourge
 
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