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    Have You Ever Worked a "Blue Collar" Job?

    A blue-collar worker is a member of the working class who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. Blue-collar workers are distinguished from those in the service sector and from white-collar workers, whose jobs are not considered manual labor.

    Blue-collar work may be skilled or unskilled, and may involve manufacturing, mining, building and construction trades, mechanical work, maintenance, repair and operations maintenance or technical installations. The white-collar worker, by contrast, performs non-manual labor often in an office; and the service industry worker performs labor involving customer interaction, entertainment, retail and outside sales, and the like.

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    Yes, pretty much everyday since I was 17. Now I manage a specialized "aftermath/disaster" team for a top restoration company. Still proud to be working class!

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    Sure, when I was 13, my grandfather taught me how to mow grass. Ever since then I always helped out people in the village, in summer holiday, with mowing for a decent hourly wage. It's a more "native" blue-collar job but I think it still counts. Manual labor is an excellent way to find yourself useful.

    What about you Bärin?
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    Without blue collar industry there is no white collar or service industries. Without Manufacturing everything else is a mute point. The main problem in the US today is it has over loaded management and service sector jobs and are depending on out side contractors to produce REAL GOODS. The one thing we still do produce in the US is military arms. And we can see where that got the former USSR.

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    Yes I have, I think it's at least somewhat common for young people here to get a job doing some manual labour, at least, thats what I typically do in the summer time.

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    Yes, I'm currently in a blue-collar retail job until I begin law school in August (I'll probably continue to work my current job during the next 3 years as well). There are a lot of good people who work blue-collar jobs and I'm glad to have met them and gained a new perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hrodnand View Post
    What about you Bärin?
    Yes, I'm proud to be working class.

    I only worked "blue collar" jobs so far. I worked at a gas station, I worked helping to move and stock merchandise... My mother used to say, any decent job is a good job. But now I quit because of my baby.

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    Silly question: does working in a fast food chain count as blue collar or is that the service sector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todesengel View Post
    Silly question: does working in a fast food chain count as blue collar or is that the service sector?
    My guess of a definition would be that any job which is low down on the status ladder (worker as opposed to manager) and which involves a degree of physical work (as opposed to administration / office work) should probably qualify for blue-collar status.

    Yes I've worked many blue-collar jobs in the past.

    - Landscaping
    - Bars / Restaurants (service?)
    - House redecorating
    - Steward / Crowd control at large events
    - Warehouse work / packing
    - Factory work (CD / Tape production plant)
    - Shop decorating

    Anything that paid the rent

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    I've worked blue collar.


    Two summers ago. It was a Glass and Steel factory. Entry jobs paid a minimal of 15-20 and some experienced workers were making $25 h/r. Our welder was making 40 dollars and he wasn't a trades' certified. And those were workers without a trades' degree. Why were the wages so high? Very few survive the workload. I saw people who came from regular construction and trucking and broke down on the first day covered in sweat, never to be seen again. You need strength and willpower to survive in the harder jobs.

    I started as a helper and then became an assembler. $20 a hour. I lifted frames that weighed a minimal of 80 pounds. Some of the frames were so heavy that it required six men to carry. I also had to assemble frames ~ I was not allowed to do the welding but I had to drill the parts together and all the accessories. Then I had to put the glass into the frames. Sometimes was employed to paint the frames and steel carriers. And sometimes I was "invited" to help lift frames at the contract sight. Even though the frames then were even more heavy (with the glass in them) it was worth it cause most of the time was spent traveling.


    I've never worked so hard in my life. And this was coming from someone who was in the military cadets, played body contact sports and was very athletic.


    But the fact remains: Blue-collar jobs are easy to get, pay a lot of money and most importantly offer long hours + overtime.

    For a young teenager this is very important. There are only so few jobs at the mall (and most places will only hire attractive girls) and most are only part-time @ $6.
    And here I was, getting employed @ 40 hours a week and sometimes did 65 hours a week (I was getting $40 overtime.)



    Yeah I bet someone here has laughed or gawked at the stop sign girls. But keep in mind that most of them are young women. And they're getting paid more than the ones who are handing you a hamburger at McDonalds. The ones who are at McDonalds aren't coming home with much. The ones who were holding the stop signs are probably using that money for an education or to travel.

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