How many of us can remember working in a pre-computer payroll office?
Endless rows of filing cabinets. Walls covered in handwritten charts that had to be constantly updated by some unlucky person.
Ashtrays on desks – anyone remember those?
No computers of course – instead, personnel and payroll information was stored slap bang in the middle of your desk (next to the ashtray) in ugly, imposing Kardex card cabinets like this one.