Memory of the Month: Top-shelf record-keeping

By on December 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Posted in: IT @ GEICO

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills.

Back in the Bronze Age – OK, it was 1984 – when I started at GEICO, this was a common sight. Vast expanses of floor space in our headquarters building were dedicated to policy files. Oh, we had dipped our toes into data processing in the 1970s, but large colonies of file shelves still existed. And as these ladies apparently knew, a person could almost disappear amongst the racks and rows.   

Record-keeping has come a long way since those days. To the delight of trees everywhere, all the information on these shelves probably fits on a memory card the size of a postage stamp now.

What do you suppose these women were thinking as they roamed the rows?

15 responses to “Memory of the Month: Top-shelf record-keeping

  1. Jason says:

    I know they aren’t twins, but Red Rum is the first thing that came to mind

  2. Jim says:

    “We’ve finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel!”

  3. Michelle B says:

    Looks like something off of Alfred Hitchcock.

  4. Lee says:

    Did they turn the lights off on us again?

    I worked in records department, and it happend to us anytime we had overtime or worked the weekends.

  5. Barry says:

    I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque…

  6. Tony says:

    “Whats an I Pad?”

  7. Jason says:

    That isn’t a tall can on the forth stool is it?

  8. Rashida says:

    There has to be an easier way to handle this.

  9. ANDY says:


  10. Harris Gibson says:

    Maybe one day they will do a TV show about us.  They can call it Laverne and Shirley.

  11. Buffo says:

    They should have been nicer to Don Draper

  12. Oscar says:

    “Well, we better get to work since we are going to be stuck here until 2013!”

  13. GoGirl says:

    “Doggone it, I KNEW we should’ve filed these earliest to latest dates!”

  14. Jon Buchanan says:

    Dark haired woman: Okay, time to go back. Follow the bread crumbs.

    Lighter haired woman: Oh, I knew I forgot something.

    Dark haried woman: ._. Oh dear.

  15. Lorene West says:

    Are you for real !!?
    In the future this will all be computerized, no more climbing, stooping or bending, and we can wear jeans while we work instead of our business best?