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Old 06-24-2006, 02:58 PM   #21
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For science week at school, we were asked to provide a white dress shirt for our kid to use as a mock lab coat. We didn't have one. But I am employed as white collar VP in a biotech company.
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Re: What color was / is your collar?
Old 06-25-2006, 07:22 AM   #22
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I used to work factory jobs in the summer between college semesters.* It was that early experience of the differences between blue collar and white collar jobs that served me well.* Through various careers, I was solicited to become white collar, but I alway tried to remain right on the fringe between,* highly technical positions, but with few or no people to manage.* *Now that I'm retired, I'm quite content to be blue collar as my own contractor for remodeling, while taking my own white collar advice on investments.* Using anyone else for those two functions would have greatly increased the amounts necessary for me to have retired.* *
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Old 06-25-2006, 07:54 AM   #23
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Used to be blue collar, I was a Lineman at a Power Company for 7 years.

Have been white collar since then (Computer Programmer, now Database Administrator). However, I've been working from home for the past 4 years, so no collar at all these days.
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Blue......machinist.... 37 years. When you never earn much (compared to most folks) you learn how to be frugal.*
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Was off-white collared for several years. Forced back to light-blue due to rightsizing... Make more money now, though the hours/shift suck big time. Never bought into the yuppie lifestyle, though. Still drive a p/u.

Was at a party with DGF last Friday. Two guys cussing their $700 and $800 electric bills for the McMansions, pools, etc. Mine was $178... 8)

Wonder who'll be FIREd first?
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I was a stained collar worker, usally a spot of ketchup or mustard and hamburger grease, ink or wine.

In 1984 ish I looked like a nerd scientist with my hair all dissheveled and pocket protectors in both short pockets with pens and steel rules, and an HP 33E calculator in my front pants pocket.

Well I started dating a young lady named Megan and on the first date she said you need to dress better at work, people think you're nuts. Next day, white shirt no tie, no pocket protectors. Same ever since, always white open collar shirt.
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From 76 til 95 is was strictly white collar except from a 3 year stint with ab informal IT consulting firm where I wore kaki shorts and any shortsleeve shirt weather permitting. When I went to a client, the boss insisted that I wear long pants so on went the Levy's. For the last ten years, it was mostly colored collars except when the shirt was ovedue for a washing then it was ring around the collar.
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:52 PM   #28
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Dirty white for me (IT programmer mostly but sometimes I have to crawl on the floor hooking up or taking away computers), sometimes pink (when I take meeting notes).

I am surrounded by blue-collars, but it's still refreshingly different from all the white-collar shops I worked at before.
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Blue, and proud of it, used to work for a electric utility.......shredder
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