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Eureka: Blue collar, green collar, red collar, white collar, gray collar, gold collar
by Jay Gutman
2018-09-26 07:47:40
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An overview of the different types of workers you'll find

Green collar workers: they are the farmers or people who work on farms. Farms are often isolated areas with little or no facilities around the farm. People who work on farms tends to be prone to sweat and the whims of the weather, meaning they have to endure the heat wave or blistering cold. They have no restaurants, pubs or stores to go to after work, either live separately from their families or refuse to marry. They endure harsh working conditions because their family needs the money. Since farms lose money as often as they make money, green collar worker jobs are constantly on the line. Anyone who works outdoors can also be referred to as a green collar worker. 

colar01_400Blue collar workers: they have to endure the noise and their boss's anger if they make mistakes. They work in factories doing boring, repetitive jobs in often noisy factory floors. They are also at risk of being seriously injured or even having accidents that might cost them their life. They like to spend money at the local pub. Ever since the ban on smoking, some factories have rented single room apartments where they drink, smoke and party, or they smoke, drink and party on the factory floor. Unfortunately because many factories fear unionizing, factory floor managers often divide workers and create atmospheres of tension and jealousy among workers, treating one worker favorably over the others, then ditching the favorite to pick another favorite. Factory floor managers also use collective punishment as a tactic, and often leave several people out of collective punishment to create further division.

Red collar workers: they are the workers whose collars are stained with blood. They work with very angry bosses and very angry supervisors, are often the victims of physical harassment and abuse and emotional harassment and abuse. One tactic is to monitor workers so closely that they end up feeling like they have been kidnapped. Another is to drive workers crazy by constantly telling them to do their work over. Another is to withhold important information from workers. Another is to give workers all kinds of punishments for petty mistakes. Another involves getting workers in trouble with the law and legal authorities.

White collar workers and gray collar workers. There's a nuance between white collar and gray collar workers. White collar workers tend to have emotional stability on the job, and their job involves a mixture of working on computers and interacting with people. Gray collar workers are those wearing a suit and a tie, but who are constantly behind their computers and whose job involves very little human interaction. Most white collar and gray collar workers are middle class, although their salaries have gradually stagnated while blue collar salaries have steadily increased, meaning you now makes as much money working at a factory as you make working in a fancy office. White collar workers can be intellectually pretentious and overly zealous about their college or grad school education credentials, while others don't fancy themselves as being called intellectuals.

Gold collar workers: a term coined by sociologists to describe those workers who are not married or expecting children, who do not have children and who have no one to share their salaries with. Many of them dispose of generous sums of money, and sometimes spend the money on luxury goods, 300 dollar t-shirts, 100 dollar packs of cigarettes, thousand dollar diamond rings and the like. 

Apron collar workers: they are the mothers, sometimes fathers, who put the apron on before and after finishing work. They wake up, put the apron on, serve breakfast, drive the kids to daycare or school, take the apron off, work, get off work, put the apron back on, pick the kids up from school, cook dinner, clean the house, do the laundry, do the dishes, check the kid's homework, put the kids to sleep, and watch the late late show with Craig Ferguson. 

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