Check Out Albert Einstein's Timecards

Albert Einstein's Timecard

National Archives via Retronaut

Did history’s best-known genius hate Mondays?

Happy Post-Holiday-Weekend Monday! Perhaps you can take comfort in knowing you had something in common with fellow clock-puncher Albert Einstein, who took part-time pay from the government while working on Navy weapons during World War II. Here are his timecards from July 1943 to June 1944.

The cards are a little tough to decipher: it’s not clear how much Einstein earned for his expertise, or when exactly he worked (are those squiggly lines days worked?). But still, it’s a nifty artifact.

Now get back to work.

[National Archives via Retronaut]


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