$400 in today's money wouldn't be anywhere near worth it, to me, to stay at work on a Friday night and then work through the weekend, all because my boss made a colossal screwup that he's trying to cover up.
However, $400 1966 dollars is roughly equivalent to $2800, 2012 dollars. I might stick around for that.
My point was that having that much money in my purse (or manbag) and leaving it not close to my person when I retired- though it was made clear that by the time she retired it was too late to grab the purse without hurting the secretary's feelings- would have been a difficult thing to believe. I guess we write that off to everyone being intoxicated.
And I still think there was some unresolved sexual tension floating around too. Both participants were pretty cute.