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 13, 2017
“All I want is less to do, more time to do it, and more pay for not getting it done”

"All I want is less to do, more time to do it, and more pay for not getting it done” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “What most folks are seeking these days is less to do, more time to do it in, and more pay for not getting it done.—Omega (Ga.) News” was printed in many newspapers in May 1952.

“All I want is less to do and more time to do it and more pay for not getting it done” was printed in a 1979 newspaper.


3 May 1952, High Point (NC) Enterprise, “From Here and There,” pg. 4, col. 1:
What most folks are seeking these days is less to do, more time to do it in, and more pay for not getting it done.—Omega (Ga.) News.

17 May 1952, Greenwood (MS) Commonwealth, pg. 4, col. 1:
What most folks are seeking these days is less to do, more time to do it in, and more pay for not getting it done.—Omega (Ga.) News.

8 November 1953, Boston (MA) Sunday Herald, “Today’s Chuckles,” pg. 1, col. 6:
What too many of us are seeking these days is less to do, more time to do it in, and more pay for getting it done.

2 December 1953, The Oregonian (Portland, OR)< "Inside TV" by Eve Starr, sec. 4, pg. 2, col. 5:
From the Wildrooter: What lots of folks want nowadays is less to do, more time to do it and more pay for not getting it done.

24 September 1956, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, “In the Wake of the News” by David Condon, pt. 4, pg. 1, col. 6:
What too many of us are seeking these days is less to do, more time to do it in, and more pay for not getting it done.—Paul Larmer.

Google Books
1000 Tips and Quips for Speakers and Toastmasters
By Herbert V. Prochnow
Natick, MA: W.A. Wilde Co.
1962
Pg. 21:
Seems like most everybody’s looking for less to do, more time to do it in, and more pay for not doing it.

21 September 1979, The Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC), “The bright side” with John Bigham, pg. 2, col. 1:
And I found an office worker’s motto that went like this: “All I want is less to do and more time to do it and more pay for not getting it done.”

28 November 1988, Toronto (ON) Star, “Some consider ‘work’ dirtiest 4-letter word” by George Gamester, pg. A2:
You know the type. They say ALL I WANT IS LESS TO DO, MORE TIME TO DO IT AND MORE PAY FOR NOT GETTING IT DONE. (Brian Dorward, Scarborough).

Google Books
And I Quote:
The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary Speechmaker

By Ashton Applewhite, William R. Evans III and Andrew Frothingham
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
1992
Pg. 255:
What more people are looking for these days is less to do, more time to do it in, and more pay for not getting it done.

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