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 December 09, 2016
“I love my boss (I’m self-employed)”

"I love my boss. I love my job. I’m self-employed” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. The bumper sticker saying has been cited in print since at least 1993.


Google Books
Business Not as Usual:
How to Win Managing a Company Through Hard and Easy Times

By Hugh Aaron
Belfast, ME: Stones Point Press
1993
Pg. ?:
Bumper Sticker:
I love my boss. I love my job. I’m self-employed.

15 July 1994, Detroit (MI) Free Press, Bob Talbert column, pg. 9F, col. 6:
And runner-up (bumper sticker of the week—ed.) from the gang at Tecumseh Product-Finance, spotted along Tecumseh’s Chicago Boulevard: “I Love My Job. I Love My Boss. I’m Self-Employed.”

9 June 1995, Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette-Telegraph, “Now Read This!: Bumper stickers express range of rolling opinions” by Sheila Nevinczenko, pg. D1:
It’s refreshing that many bumper stickers are more lighthearted: “I love my boss. I love my job. I’m self-employed,”

3 October 1995, Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), “Cold and flu arrive with autumnal equinox” by Stephanie Mathias, pg. A-7:
Back in my power suit, pumps and pantyhose days, at least I had the salary continuation plan, also known as sick leave. Currently, over my desk is a sign that says “I love my job, I love my boss, I’m self-employed.” Really cute, but I don’t offer a salary continuation plan. No work, no pay. I’m tough.

Twitter
Tim King
ā€@jtimothyking
@mercutiom I do love my job. And my boss. I’m self-employed. smile
3:08 PM - 25 Nov 2007

Twitter
Network World
ā€@NetworkWorld
I love my boss ā€“ Iā€™m self employed: I saw this on a bumper sticker this morning and it really made m.. http://tinyurl.com/5b8cyb
1:10 AM - 7 May 2008

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, December 09, 2016 • Permalink