Do you look down on blue collar workers?

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  1. Kb7 Brown Belt

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    Nope, I use to work in food & beverage and was a borderline loser, dead end job without ambition. Best thing that ever happened to me was finding out I was going to be a father, changed my entire life. Started working for a company with multiple licenses for Construction work, Carpentry, Masonry and Flooring. That was 6 years, I never looked back.
     
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  2. Terry Noonan Black Belt

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    No. I’m not a pretentious douche bag. Many of them earn good livings and don’t hate their jobs.
     
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  3. mb23100 Gold Belt

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    I think there is a big misconception that blue collar guys hate their jobs.
     
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  4. IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

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    it's definitely true that a lot of people, not just people on forums, generally look down upon people who perform blue-collar work. i think the thought behind this, is that most people would rather not perform manual labor, and those who do, are not educated-enough to perform white-collar work.

    but it should be mentioned, that many folks with blue-collar jobs make more money than many who perform white-collar jobs. it's just the stigma behind the name, "blue-collar". lots of blue-collar work is really tough work, and even with it being high-paying, lots of people would still refuse it.
     
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  5. Kb7 Brown Belt

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    Many people believe blue collar are just carrying/moving & putting together things half the time, but when it comes to construction you need be fairly intelligent when it comes to architectural layout and blue print reading, for
    Carpenters & Masonry work, you need to be good with the Maths, as you're constantly using it.
     
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  6. IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

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    oh yeah, definitely. blue collar work varies widely, just like white-collar work does. a secretary is a lot different to a chief financial officer, as an example.
     
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  7. ShinkanPo Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Nope as long as they do their job properly.
     
  8. Nameless Ghoul Black Belt

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    Hell no, I work a white collar job, but my family History all the way back through the generations, to the very beginning has been blue collar. In fact I look up to them.
     
  9. Terry Noonan Black Belt

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    I work an office job and my god do I.
     
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  10. billiam .

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    Absolutely not, there is a lot of respect. Except for the ones that try to rip people off on home repairs. I don't respect pieces of shit like that at all.
     
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  11. Uber_Noober Silver Belt

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    I’ve always been blue collar so
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  12. lion paw Purple Belt

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    ABSOLUTELY HATE THEM!! They disgust me with their skillful knowledge, mechanical aptitude and the ability to not worry about student loans.

    In all seriousness, blue collar people are pretty down to earth. I kinda envy those men and women. They did the right thing and learned a trade. I'm blue collar (general labor).
     
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  13. JSN choo-CHOO!

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    If I look down on anyone (besides actual social leeches), it’s white collar workers of dubious value like HR “professionals” and EHS specialists.
     
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  14. dildos Steel Belt

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    not for shit.
     
  15. ziggs Blue Belt

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    I work in a mine....the place is huge like at least 2000 workers.

    The trades guys are hands on w the machines and know how to get things done...they drive the plant... Engineers and managers monitor data and specs and administration/sales etc....
    Theres no way you can lookndown on blue collar...everyonenis working together
     
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  16. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    I think that's more because some of the jobs are repetitive and if you're doing the same shit all day you'll look forward to the end of your shift, whatever that thing is.
     
  17. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    No,i respect those jobs. Not only are they essential but also lucrative. If you work hard you can make a very good living in the trades.
     
  18. Ichibanner Brown Belt

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    Hell no. My friend is a Union Electrician. At age 28 he was making 105-125k / year with overtime. I know a guy that went into the Navy with a 15K enlistment bonus, did 6 years as an underwater welder, and was also making 6 figures before turning 30. Most days are spent sitting on his ass on an oil rig because no welding is needed.
     
  19. Rand M Arthur Green Belt

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    Ditto, but going to get my diploma and then my bachelors.
     
  20. Squintz Red Belt

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    Why not? Do you know how much a pipe burst costs?
     

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