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.
He was given the chance to stay on doing a desk job, but chose to leave and now gets a pension at the same level as his salary.
By the final years of the series in the 1970s, Warner was getting elderly and looking increasingly implausible even in a desk job.
A CHRISTIAN nurse who was moved to a desk job after refusing to remove her crucifix has lost a claim for discrimination.
A POLICE chief has been moved to a desk job while claims she attacked a colleague are probed.
Why stay at a desk job when you can have such an exciting career?
Lots of women work through their pregnancies - mine's not a desk job, but it's hardly digging roads
a bogus claim that the administration revealed Valerie Plame's identity as a CIA `agent' -- actually a desk job in Virginia -- .
For example, should a teen who runs track and a middle-aged person with a desk job eat the same amount of food?
After WWII, he took a desk job with the Associated Press, first in Paris, then in Belgium.
For starters, returning to your 10-hour-a-day desk job the day after the race could be a little uncomfortable to the lower extremities, to say the least.