white-collar worker


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white-collar worker

a nonmanual employee. The term is mainly applied to those who occupy relatively routine posts in the lower sectors of nonmanual employment. A focus on differences in dress between nonmanual and manual workers reflects historical underlying differences in STATUS and WORK SITUATION, as well as MARKET SITUATION, between the two types of workers. See also MANUAL AND NONMANUAL LABOUR, MIDDLE CLASSES.
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He was a white-collar worker and had office based jobs.
It expressed and acted on the belief that it was particularly hard for white-collar workers to deal with being on relief, and that it was particularly threatening to the post-Depression future of America to undermine the work skills and moral sensibilities of the white-collar worker.
Similarly, the LC white-collar worker is located on the borderline of the white-collar worker in the majority culture and the blue collar or working class LC individual.
Nearly six in 10 blue-collar workers (59%) versus 41% of white-collar workers say they would look to an employer to provide the necessary training.
AI is even starting to replace white-collar workers.
He looks at management strategies with regard to both blue-collar and white-collar workers during the entire period, as well as high-tech and other skilled knowledge workers during the past few decades.
To conduct the study, researchers recruited white-collar workers from the University of Miami to participate in a pilot designed to increase workplace physical activity.
In his book Working Class: Challenging Myths about Blue Collar Labor, Jeff Torlina explores how different workers answer these questions, along with many others relating to blue- and white-collar workers, and seeks to provide ideas to form the basis for new norms from which a more equal class system may emerge.
This adjustment is expected to affect an estimated 163 employees in Orebro, consisting of 110 blue-collar workers and 53 white-collar workers.
Wu Min-chi, vice minister of the CEPD, noted that inclusion of foreign white-collar workers into the labor pension system has the significance of policy announcement, capable of encouraging foreign white-collar workers to work in Taiwan for a long time.
Almost 19% of white-collar workers named financial reasons, and another 17% gave various other reasons for living in their neighbourhood.
According to a letter from the Detroit Free Press, around 20,000 of the automaker's white-collar workers will receive a 2.