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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LOW pay and poor social circumstances play a bigger role in premature death than sedentary desk jobs, a study found.
With the prevalence of fast food and desk jobs, being fit has become a lifestyle choice rather than being something that's that's taken for granted.
When called up again, he was initially confined to a desk job in army intelligence.
A close pal of the 24-year-old beauty said that Harry, who had recently taken up a desk job in an effort to make time for Bonas, has made it clear he is besotted and that he would love to pop the question, Daily Star reported.
RESPONDING to the letter from David Johnson, January 29, asking if someone could explain to him how Prince Harry has been given a London-based Army desk job.
These were followed: He received a desk job in the chancery and could only minister with youth under supervision.
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OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (15) FOLLOWING a tragedy on his watch, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is reassigned to a desk job. It's a far cry from guarding US President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and son Connor (Finley Jacobsen).
Everyone was pushing me towards a desk job but I was resistant to that.
I would have a little wager they have a nice desk job, six cups of coffee a day, oh, and a toilet just around the corner.
DESK JOB: (L-R) Mia Sheridan, Natasha Sealey and Lauren Hester at Stoke Heath Community Centre
According to Reuters, the Apollo 11 mission was Armstrong's last space flight, and he took desk job as NASA's deputy associate administrator for aeronautics in the office of advanced research and technology.