When Lois first tried to get hired at the Daily Planet, Perry White was kind of a dick:
Well, Lois is up to the task, and she gets the first two scoops. But on Day 3, she runs into a little bit of trouble:
Only an hour to press? What's the problem, Lois? Just write it up on your tablet, tether it to your cell phone, and...oh, wait. Wrong century.
Ah, but Lois has a plan!
"I'll put that $5 bill in with a note telling the finder to keep it if he rushes the scoop to the Planet!"
5 whole dollars, Lois? Sure, that'll make anyone snap to attention, drop what they're doing, and rush to fulfill your whims!
"Uh, couldn't we just keep the $5, Joe?"
"NO!! Than we wouldn't have actually earned it!!"
Those big city folks are so sweet and honest...
From Lois Lane #17 (1960), as reprinted in Lois Lane #81 (1968)