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 October 21, 2013
“When you retire, you switch bosses—from the one who hired you to the one who married you”

"When you retire, you switch bosses—from the one who hired you to the one who married you” has been credited to television comedy writer Gene Perret. The quotation has been cited in print since at least 2008.


31 March 2008, Winnipeg (Manitoba) Free Press, “Retirements,” celebrations page, col. 4:
When you retire, you switch bosses—from the one who hired you to the one who married you!

Quotes and Sayings
Retirement Quotes, Sayings about Retiring
Posted in Quotes for Occasions by admin at May 28th, 2008.
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When you retire, you switch bosses – from the one who hired you to the one who married you – Gene Perret.

Allison Knapp & Siekmann, Ltd. (CPAs)
Alliance
December 2009-March 2010
Pg. 3:
“When you retire, you switch bosses—from the one who hired you to the one who married you.”
Gene Perret

Google Books
The Marriage Devotional:
365 Simple Ways to Celebrate Your Love

By Meera Lester
Avon, MA: Adams Media
2010
Pg. 296:
When you retire, you switch bosses—from the one who hired you to the one who married you. —Gene Perret, television comedy writer and producer

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Reboot!:
What to Do when Your Career is Over But Your Life Isn’t

By Phil Burgess
Victoria, BC: Friesen Press
2011
Pg. 19:
For the next 30 to 40 years, your life is scripted by your partner and your boss, or in the words of comedy writer Gene Perret, “When you retire, you switch bosses – from the one who hired you to the one who married you.”

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March 7, 2013 ·
When you retire, you switch bosses - from the one who hired you to the one who married you ― Gene Perret

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, October 21, 2013 • Permalink