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Printed Date: Oct 20 2017 at 5:25pm


Topic: Working class slug
Posted By: Houndog
Subject: Working class slug
Date Posted: Aug 12 2017 at 11:14pm
Mr Beagle brought up a good point.
Blue collar in Monroe. People who actually get paid by the hour.
We could form a club. Get together and have a cold one.
Honestly. There couldn't be too many of us left.
Post and let's see where it goes.

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Posted By: basser
Date Posted: Aug 13 2017 at 9:56pm
Dawg, your right. Not to many blue collars left...maybe a small table of 6 to enjoy a cold one

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Posted By: whineisfine
Date Posted: Aug 13 2017 at 10:01pm
Maybe include us? I am a retired blue collar worker. My husband too.
Beer


Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Aug 15 2017 at 10:32am
I was never a blue collar worker. I was a dishwasher, cook, waiter, water boy, restaurant manager, head hunter then I started my own business with a starting salary of one third what I made the previous year. But I was never a blue collar worker. 

I don't leave my troubles at work after the day is done. They are with me all day and sometimes at night. My company was built up and then almost destroyed. But it wasn't destroyed, it survived and for the past decade is has thrived beyond my wildest dreams.

Now I can look back at my work life and say that wasn't easy, but it was worth it and it still is. And best of all, my blue collar employees actually like me. 








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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
-Joseph Campbell


Posted By: basser
Date Posted: Aug 15 2017 at 7:39pm
How wonderful that "your" blue collar workers like you; and how condescending. This statement reminds me of Trump, talking about "his" generals. A better choice of words could have been used here.

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Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Aug 15 2017 at 8:12pm
How about employees instead of workers. Either way I was making a point that it is hard to define blue collar workers, I was a dishwasher. My collar was always white with stains. ha

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
-Joseph Campbell


Posted By: MElass
Date Posted: Aug 16 2017 at 7:41am
Originally posted by John Beagle John Beagle wrote:

How about employees instead of workers. Either way I was making a point that it is hard to define blue collar workers, I was a dishwasher. My collar was always white with stains. ha


Good point. How do we define a "blue collar" worker? Is that only the person who wears "blue collar work shirts"? Is a ""white collar" worker only the person who wears a white shirt and suit/(female equivalent)?

Until late in my career, I would not have considered myself "white collar", yet I didn't do manual labor.

Wait.....I forgot the summer after high school when I worked the assembly line at Elgin National Watch Company and the year between Laboratory jobs again on an assembly line at SWB telephone refurbishinges plant. 😊


Posted By: whineisfine
Date Posted: Aug 16 2017 at 8:26am
MElass, I always understood that is exactly how blue color and white collar workers were defined. Workers in a factory or manual laborers wore blue work shirts---many times with their name stitched on it--- while office workers or businessman and women wore white shirts. Usually wore suits and ties also.
At least this is how I recall.



Posted By: MElass
Date Posted: Aug 17 2017 at 6:24pm
But there is so much in between manual labor and office and/or business people. Yes, before my laboratory career, I worked in a factory and would be classified as blue collar. As a laboratory technologist I (and I would dare say my coworkers) did not consider myself a white--or blue-- collar worker. Restaurant workers probably don't think of themselves as either.


Posted By: Houndog
Date Posted: Aug 17 2017 at 6:28pm
Mr. Beagle and I have already hashed this one out.
Blue collar cannot properly link articles to website forums.
White collar can.

Anyone who knows me knows my sense of humor.
White/Blue collar is not as simple as wages or job title or what one wears.

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Posted By: Houndog
Date Posted: Aug 17 2017 at 7:13pm
My occupation is controlled by computers. But when it dictates I must use 'tools of ignorance' to keep the process going.
Again. Blue and White collar is not dictated by wages or title. More so by conditions and mentality.

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Posted By: MElass
Date Posted: Aug 18 2017 at 7:22am
Originally posted by Houndog Houndog wrote:

Mr. Beagle and I have already hashed this one out.
Blue collar cannot properly link articles to website forums.
White collar can.
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LOVE IT!!! Sure works for me!



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