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Old 06-28-2014, 09:31 AM
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What defines blue collar and white collar jobs? Is it literally the dress associated? Maybe the amount of ones salary? The type of work? The work environment?

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Old 06-28-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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Blue collar Jobs= get your hands dirty. Basically construction,Electrical work, plumbing, mining, Etc

White collar Jobs= Air conditioned office/Wear a suit.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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At one time, men who worked in formal, office type environments actually wore removable white collars as a part of their business attire. That's where the term came from.

Today, anything office or computer based, etc is considered white collar. Anything manual or service related is blue collar.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:43 AM
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Blue collar Jobs= get your hands dirty. Basically construction,Electrical work, plumbing, mining, Etc

White collar Jobs= Air conditioned office/Wear a suit.
What would you call the scientists that run the operations of the construction, electrical, and mining guys?
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:45 AM
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At one time, men who worked in formal, office type environments actually wore removable white collars as a part of their business attire. That's where the term came from.

Today, anything office or computer based, etc is considered white collar. Anything manual or service related is blue collar.
Is there a chance some professions incorporate both, leading to a light blue collar?
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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Is there a chance some professions incorporate both, leading to a light blue collar?
That's a grey collar job.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:00 PM
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That's a grey collar job.
, makes sense.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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Blue collar is manual work (such as Plumber, Eletrician, Factory Worker, etc.).

White collar is administrative/managerial/executive work.

Pink collar is service work (such as call center agent, fast food worker, sales associate, etc.).
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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Anything manual or service related is blue collar.
Not quite.

See above post.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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Its not defined by salary, only the type of work being performed.
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