Payroll professional paid staff in cash in the 80s

Profession has changed since Gilles Champagne starting working in payroll
By Melissa Mancini
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 03/08/2012

In the late 1970s Gilles Champagne worked for British Petroleum (BP) with no thoughts of a payroll career.

He had been working at the company for about five years, mostly in accounting, when the organization made the decision to move payroll  from Montreal to Toronto.

“Payroll being payroll, 98 per cent female, most of the staff did not go,” he said, adding many women with young families decided not to make the move.