PERSONNEL: $3.20 a Month

The president of Standard Oil (NJ.) couldn't believe his auditors. Could rich Standard actually have a full-time employe (identified only as "Minnie") who was paid only $3.20 a month? An investigation proved that this was indeed true.

Moreover, Minnie worked seven days a week, was on call 24 hours a day keeping the company's Bayonne, NJ. laboratory free of rats. And $3.20 a month was enough to buy salmon and milk for Minnie and her five kittens.

That was in 1937. The investigation made Minnie famous, but didn't turn her head. She stayed on the job (with the exception...

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