If every single American teen suddenly "pulled themselves up by their bootstraps" and got a high school and college degree, wouldn't we still have poor people because we will always need blue collar workers like janitors, cashiers and high paying jobs are limited?

My point is, do we overemphasize the ability of individuals to make it to the top if they just try hard enough, within our current system? Is the system rigged, in a sense, so that trying and dedication aren't actually enough?

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Must've thought Trump only stiffed blue collar workers
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Ain't done nothing if you ain't been called a red! Shout out to my co-worker convinced I'm a communist. How many of you guys do blue collar work?
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Dissatisfied blue collar worker takes a vacation of a lifetime where he rediscovers his past, cheats on his wife and changes the future for the better.
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Russian government caught forcing children and blue-collar workers around the country to stage creepy music performances chanting pro-Putin slogans rferl.org/a/putin-is-our-…
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Blue collar worker and part time college student EDC
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Blue collar workers are in πŸš€πŸš€ v.redd.it/x38kycg6dbe61
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The Elephant in the Room on Immigration: Why do we have free trade for blue collar workers but not for PMCs? pbs.org/newshour/economy/…
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Statement Edition: reflecting Detroit's modest, blue-collar workers in a powerful way.
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Does Hank from King of the Hill realistically depict a baby boomer era middle class blue collar worker?

He was born in 1953 canonically for reference

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Do most blue collar workers wear Carharrt’s? Is carhartt made in the US??

I work as a commercial Painter and drywall finisher And it’s like every person in construction is wearing either carharrts, Dickies, redwing boots, or Caterpillar boots etc.

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Is management disciplining blue collar workers normal in this industry?

So I work for a huge packaging company. We use lots of heavy machinery to produce our product and the people operating these machines are blue collar workers. Mechanics mostly.

When they make mistakes, we as management are expected to investigate the incident and issue discipline. A mistake usually involves something like running crap product that comes back as customer complaints.

I’ve never worked in a place that disciplines people. I’ve had jobs in the restaurant industry, customer service, sales, and quality and have never witnessed anyone get disciplined. I’ve seen people get fired but not micromanaged like this. There are even thresholds that if hit, are an automatic investigation and can result in discipline based on senior managements’ discretion. Discipline can then result in termination.

My issue is these people have years of experience and are way more skilled than I am and I’m expected to hold them to this perfect standard. Personally, as a member of management, I make mistakes as do my peers and we don’t get disciplined. Is it normal to discipline grown-ass adults? If so, how do I get over my feelings about this?

Is this standard for most companies in all industries and I’ve just been lucky to never see it? Like I understand performance reviews and discussing mistakes as a whole but not every individual issue as it arises. I don’t know why I can’t wrap my head around this.

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Steven crowder takes his facts and logic tour designed to own university students to a blue collar union worker rally v.redd.it/y84seodajqm51
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TIL Less than a quarter of U.S. workers report using math any more complicated than basic fractions and percentages during the course of their jobs. Blue-collar workers generally do more advanced math than their white-collar friends theatlantic.com/business/…
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Shortening the workweek has a positive impact on measures of blue-collar workers’ health, including weight loss, less smoking and better self-reported health, according to a new paper academictimes.com/shorten…
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GF treats blue collar workers like they’re less than white collar workers

Gotta get this off my chest. My gf has generalized blue collar workers as stupid hillbillies and it really pisses me off. She consistently insists that they’re insignificant to white collar workers and that they’re uneducated. Really pisses me off because 2/3 of my brothers are blue collar (tower crane operator and building engineer) as well as my dad (managed a crew of 40+ individuals and the maintenance of all city-owned trucks/vehicles for the 3rd largest city in US).

My family chose this route because they realized they could earn a good wage, not have to pay off student loans and become financially-savvy early in their lives and provide for themselves and they’re families. They’re smart with their money. My dad retired at 57 and my brothers are doing all the right things (UTMA accounts for children, paid off vehicles and homes, saving for retirement, etc).

Anyways - just pisses me off. Nobody should be criticized for their profession and you’re a dick if you do that. Just because someone doesn’t have a college degree doesn’t mean they should be shamed or that they’re less than somebody.

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r/Toronto snitching and then complaining about blue collar workers. I would hazard a guess they’d call themselves β€œprogressives” too
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I'm a blue collar worker, Not much to invest.

However, I ended up getting in on the game stop way too late but I'm hoping AMC is going in the same direction soon. Along with dogecoin, Novax, Like a grand total of $45 in bit coin just because so so high. I've always wanted to break into the market. Olive a little help narrow and down what's a real tip and what is not. Any help or any forums to look up would be immensely appreciated. Respectfully, A humble Redditor.

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We’re moving toward a future with three types of workers: blue collar, white collar, and elastic waistband.
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If every single American teen suddenly "pulled themselves up by their bootstraps" and got a high school and college degree, wouldn't we still have poor people because we will always need blue collar workers like janitors, cashiers and high paying jobs are limited? /r/NoStupidQuestions/comm…
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π–π‘πšπ­'𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐜𝐭π₯𝐲 𝐑𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐧 𝐌𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐦𝐚𝐫! (#Feb8Coup) Over a million of We in Myanmar, such all citizens including students, doctors, teachers, engineers, lawyers, professionals, red-collar, blue-collar, white-collar workers, celebrities, housewives, children... reddit.com/gallery/lfdf7j
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If you're a blue-collar worker, Trump is not your friend cnn.com/2020/08/11/opinio…
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What are the wages for the average blue collar and white collar worker?

I’ve heard that wages in Somalia tend to be higher than some of its neighbors. Is that true?

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Blue-Collar Workers That Are Moderately Wealthy, How Did You Do It?
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M24 blue collar worker, can be honest just curious how people see me. Sorry if some photos I seem mad and frustrated (because I was, not good with a camera). Rate me honestly, I don't mind if it's bad or good.

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Big Tech has largely left Silicon Valley β€” and left its blue-collar workers behind news.yahoo.com/silicon-va…
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Two blue collar workers travel far and wide to bang a hippy and take down capitalism

Hint: Not a well liked movie

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Steve Crowder gets whats coming to him while trying his "own the libs" routine against unionized blue collar workers protesting Right-to-Work legislation v.redd.it/rf12ag0rcxm51
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So many people look down on blue collar jobs like garbage collector or construction worker - whereas those are the people the little kids look up to most
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Why are white collar professionals likely to vote Democrat, while blue collar workers vote Republican in the US?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-28/how-occupational-class-influences-u-s-voting-patterns

This link is not an academic study but certainly gives interesting insight in US voter patterns. In most other Western democracies, white collar professionals are far more likely to vote for Centre-Right parties while blue collar workers will generally vote Centre-Left parties. This is often seen in the UK, Australia, NZ election results.

Why are typical upper-middle class professionals (finance, legal, IT) more likely to support the US centre-left party while low paid blue collar workers (labourers, support workers, drivers) vote conservative?

I find this a fascinating trend

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Veteran blue collar workers, what advice would you give your younger self?
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Rural blue collar workers in the (late stages) of the USSR

I'm more curious how things worked in the modern days (70's or 80's), versus long ago. And whenever I read about the history of the USSR, I mostly find stuff about early in the 20th century. So maybe someone here can enlighten me.

So here's my question. The way I understand it, most villages in the USSR had a kolkhoz. But many villages I'm assuming, would be near large towns or cities which had a lot of blue collar jobs available. I know that for folks in white collar positions, the government would assign them a job after university. Was it the same for blue collar folks? So, someone who lives in a village near to a town with many jobs (that they had transportation to), who does not have a university education, would the government assign them where they had to work? Or they could go wherever they wish (stay in the village, or go in to the town for work)? If so, why would someone chose to work in the kolkhoz (because I thought the wages were much less, and farming seems very laborious in general?) Was this an enjoyable job?

Also, was it as easy for folks from a village to get a university education, and move to the city and get a white collar profession? I read that this wasn't possible in the soviet union, but it seemed far fetched to me (and the source was English, so maybe it was biased?). I thought education was free in USSR days. If someone wanted to leave the rural life, couldn't they through this means?

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The unfeigned elitist judgment of humans' worth based on income & wealth, the shameless anti-intellectualism, the obviously faked "anti-elitism" to pander to blue-collar workers. To top it off, the OP flairs as an AuthRight & the sharer on r/Anarcho-capitalism as a Darwinist. Urgh...
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Universal symbol for blue collar worker/farmer solidarity
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Steven Crowder brings his college talking points to a Blue Collar Union Worker Rally v.redd.it/jr4kzfulirm51
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What is being a blue collar worker like?

Background: Hi, I’m a high school student and looking into going to a trade school for either welding or precision machining. My parents are not the most supportive of this due to the fact that up until now I have been a highly academic student with prospects of going through the International Baccalaureate program then to and international college. This quick switch from wanting higher education to what they would consider β€œdirty blue collar work” doesn’t please them and is making me second guess myself.

Issue: Although I am an academic and capable of applying myself to more mundane concepts, I much prefer hands-on experiences to studying. This could be because of age, but I just feel more free to enjoy myself and have fun with work when I can make or do something with my own two hands. My parents have always pushed me towards college and I still want to do college, it’s just that the prospects of a trade school have piqued my interest.

Question: Anyone in the field, would you recommend your line of work? What’s the most rewarding part? Is it worth taking the rick of derailing my academic prospects or should I focus on getting into college to further my education? What are the downsides? I want to know all of the pros and cons before making a decision.

Thank you!

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From a die hard Republican. A lot of people in the South consider Republicans as the "blue collar workers" party, I think people are actually starting to wake up. imgur.com/V6dXZ2L
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Blue collar workers of reddit, what brand of jeans do you wear to work?
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Should blue collar workers now be called flouro collar workers?
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