Blue-collar worker refers to workers who engage in hard manual labor, typically agriculture, manufacturing, construction, mining, or maintenance. Blue-collar originates from the common appearance of a manual workers attire: blue jeans, overalls, or boilersuits.
What does it mean when someone says theyre blue-collar?
A blue-collar worker is a working class person who performs manual labor. Blue-collar work may involve skilled or unskilled labor. A third type of work is a service worker (pink collar) whose labor is related to customer interaction, entertainment, sales or other service-oriented work.
What is considered a white-collar job?
White-collar workers are suit-and-tie workers who work at a desk and, stereotypically, eschew physical labor. Typical white-collar jobs include company management, lawyers, accountants, financial and insurance jobs, consultants, and computer programmers, among many others.
What is a blue-collar redneck?
Redneck usually refers to people who live in rural (country) areas, and the reason they are called rednecks is because their necks are always red from sunburn because they work outside. Blue collar workers are people who have jobs that provide physical services like cleaning.