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#1 OldStuffJunkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:03 AM

Hi Everyone!

 

This is my first post to this site, even though I've visited in the past. Thanks for all you do for the gaming community and the valuable information you all provide!

 

I'm here because I recently found an interesting trio of items, and I'm hoping to learn more if anyone knows more. These are Atari employee pay stubs from '82-'83, which include a regular pay stub, severance package stub and a "sick bonus" stub which I'm assuming was a PTO payout of some kind.

 

These are interesting enough on their own, but what makes them even more unusual is the fact that they came from right around the time of the crash. Even more unusual is that the "severance" stub was from '82 and the others from '83, possibly meaning that this employee was terminated in '82 and brought back to work in '83 only to be met again with termination most likely due to the crash.

 

That's about as much as I know about these, hence my reason for starting this post. I can't find any information on the employee (name is in the photo). I don't know anything on the timeline of this person's employment besides the tale the stubs tell. Did/Do any of you possibly know her, or recognize these? Any information you all may know would be appreciated. I'd love to know more about this person's story if it's out there.

 

Thanks in advance!

OldStuffJunkie

 

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#2 OldStuffJunkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 6:52 AM

Bumping this in hopes that someone knows something :)

 

Also if this is in the wrong category, let me know. There wasn't really a "help" forum for these kinds of things lol.



#3 Scooter83 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 8:40 AM

These are really cool. At home I have the atari phone directory on my desktop. When I go home I can search through it . Should be able to tell me what department that person was in.

#4 OldStuffJunkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 2:33 PM

These are really cool. At home I have the atari phone directory on my desktop. When I go home I can search through it . Should be able to tell me what department that person was in.

 

Thanks for your reply Scooter! Yeah these were a first of their kind for me.

 

If you are able to find this person, I would be very grateful. I'm glad that a directory exists somewhere, and I appreciate you offering your help on this. Look forward to any info!



#5 Phantom_of_Krankor OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:30 PM

This is really neat stuff! Funny enough, these stubs are easily worth more than three shares of stock for the company who issued them.

#6 OldStuffJunkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:41 PM

This is really neat stuff! Funny enough, these stubs are easily worth more than three shares of stock for the company who issued them.

 

Thanks Phantom!

 

And I think I would have to agree with you on that valuation lol  :-D







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