A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 06, 2016
“I had a life…but my job ate it”

"I had a life...but my job ate it” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many bumper stickers. “Bumper sticker of the day:  I had a life but my job ate it” was posted to Twitter on January 22, 2008.


Twitter
carrie steen
‏@carrieeileen
Bumper sticker of the day:  I had a life but my job ate it.
3:17 PM - 22 Jan 2008

Google Groups: rec.music.beatles
OT - same old bollocks - Oh dear.
marcus
10/8/08
(...)
The other day, I saw a bumpersticker on the car in front of mine which read:

“I had a life, but my job ate it.”

Daily News (New York, NY)
Are bumper stickers out of gas?
BY DEB ACORD
Monday, October 20, 2008, 6:00 PM
(...)
They offer a glimpse into a driver’s sense of humor (Just say no to negativity) or sense of injustice (I had a life . . . but my job ate it).

Google Books
Off Balance on Purpose:
Embrace Uncertainty and Create a Life You Love

By Dan Thurmon
Austin, TX: Greenleaf Book Groups Press
2010
Pg. 83:
Even the word job has taken on a negative connotation, as so many view “work” as an unpleasant but necessary part of life. I saw this evidenced recently on a bumper sticker that stated, “I had a life, but my job ate it.”

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Quoting pTerry in academic papers, assignments, discussions etc.
Chris Zakes
7/9/12
(...)
I saw an amusing bumper sticker today:

I had a life, but my job ate it.

The Office Blend
I Had a Life…But My Job Ate It?
JUNE 13, 2013 / MARLAGOTTSCHALK
I had a life,,,Yesterday while driving home, I noticed the following bumper sticker as I waited at a light:

“I Had a Life…But My Job Ate It.”

Twitter
Chad DeTie
‏@Chad_DeTie
Saw a bumper sticker that read “I had a life...but my job ate it” I REFUSE to let that happen to me
4:13 PM - 15 Jul 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, November 06, 2016 • Permalink