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 08, 2012
“The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed”

"Why is it that the less important you are in a company, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed?” was cited in print in 1998. “Kauffman’s Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed” was cited in print in 2000. It’s not known who “Kauffman” is and if he or she is the author of this one-line saying.

The saying has been published on many websites.


Google Groups: rec.humor
Newsmaster
Feb 24 1998, 2:00 am
(...)
Why is it that the less important you are in a company, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed?

Google Groups: alt.humor
Keith E. Sullivan
Apr 1 1998, 2:00 am
(...)
Why is it that the less important you are in a company, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed?

Google Groups: alt.wisdom
KBraman1
May 3 2000, 1:00 am
(...)
* Kauffman’s Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.

Google News Archive
17 June 2000, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), Elsa McDowell column, pg. 1B, col. 1:
The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.

Pagosa Springs (CO) Sun
November 22, 2000
(...)
Kauffman’s Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.

Google Books
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Health Fair
By Fred Neil
College Station, TX: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing Inc.
2002
Pg. 165:
Kauffman’s Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.

The Zimbabwean
02.07.10
10:07am
Lets Laugh it Out
(...)
* Kauffman’s Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, November 08, 2012 • Permalink