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Blue Collar, White Collar, Striped?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Realstone, Sep 13, 2012.

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Blue, white, striped, retired or other?

  1. Blue Collar

    12 vote(s)
    29.3%
  2. White Collar

    15 vote(s)
    36.6%
  3. Striped Collar

    10 vote(s)
    24.4%
  4. Retired

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. Other

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Chief Auto tech, shop owner, office manager, & service writer. Collar changes color frequently, & unexpectedly throughout the day. Oh yea & receptionist too. A C
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  2. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Couldn't say it any better myself. By day, Chief Scientist of a tech company. By night, excavator, mechanic, plumber, woodsman...

    I try to wear a different color shirt everyday.


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  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Stagehand
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  4. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Nice work if you can get it. How did you luck into that line of work/?
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I was on the stage crew in high school. At 15 I decided that I was gonna do this. Now I am 42 and living a 15 year old's dream. I went to college for it for 3 semesters. Dropped out and went to work. How did I "luck into" it? I showed up on time, worked hard, and showed bosses that I was the best guy on the crew. I had some good breaks too. Plenty of work here in NYC. Problem is that I have to stay near NYC to make a decent living. No house in the country surrounded by woods for a stagehand.
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  6. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    My collar is white sometimes but that's only 'cause that's what color the dirt is at work. At home I run my little (and I mean little...) small engine repair business but there's grease on my keyboard/mouse so no "striped" designation for me. ;)
  7. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    I work in an office as a nuclear tech but I also work with my hands because I start IVs and make people radioactive...so I am a combo deal..and supersize that...lol
  8. JoeyD

    JoeyD Minister of Fire

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    I am the lone "other" because I like being different.
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  9. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

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    As an equipment operator/ deck hand/ farm hand / teacher/ dish washer / chef/ short order cook/ maids helper/ washing machine attendant/ co recreation coordinator / phew! Im tired .....zzzzz.....oh yeah stripped I guess but I share most of the managerial aspects of my life with my wife! But Im really just middle management bossed by my 4 year old daughter and 7 year old son.

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  10. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I'm thinking that would be NO collar. :)
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  11. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

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    Lol choker collar!

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  12. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Mostly Red, White & Blue collar here. Job description says White at work, but sometimes I gotta get my hands on the fixturing in the shop (Blue). All (Black &) Blue when I get home & work on the house & the truck & the Ultra & the boat. Red on Fridays, til all the troops come home. Maroon as a Ride Captain for the Patriot Guard Riders - mostly on weekends...Oh, yeah, I AM retired as well & collecting a pension...Life is kinda good...
  13. DuckDog

    DuckDog Burning Hunk

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    Mostly white collar (remote programming and diagnostics on PBX phone systems) but every now and then I get some stripes and head to the field for a local service call.
  14. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Make that 3. At work, sadly, I am dilbert. When you call support and India or China answers, yes that MY fault.

    At home Im a woodcutter, carpenter, painter, auto mechanic, stereo repairman, computer tech, electrician, plumber, landscaper, cook or whatever else the boss, a.k.a. Mrs Jeremy, is asking for today.
  15. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    White collar.
    Used to be Ring-around-the-collar (housewife).
    I aspire to be retired. (No collar?)
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  16. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Grey collared?
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  17. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Oh, so YOOOOUUUUUUR the guy I wanna choke when I get one of those guys on the phone....:mad:;)
  18. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats why I buy IBM - "ello?, yah, dis is IBM. Yep we R in Rochester Mineesoota."==c
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  19. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    hahahahaaaa . Actually I don't work in tech support, my job is internal to R&D. But not surprisingly we have large operations in India and China (and Israel, and Russia, and Germany, and the UK and all over USA and Canada but I digress).

    Years ago I had to face a choice - stay purely technical and probably get laid off eventually, or take an offered management track role and work my way up. It saddens me that I have to manage offshore teams that are doing the job I and many of my friends used to do here, but when you have to make a living sometimes you cant be so idealistic....
  20. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I guess I fall in the striped bucket. I'll do anything from design and code software, to install machines, to work on "strategy" type stuff. Pretty wide variety.

    As the old saying goes, there are the type that shower before work and the type that shower after. A lot of days I have to do both.
  21. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Maybe that's how I should have worded the poll ==c
  22. flyingcow

    flyingcow Minister of Fire

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    Blue, Owner of a one truck business. I go around collect milk at the farms, and deliver to plant. Also tow an open top chip trailer in between that job. I haul sawdust/shavings/bark in Maine and New Brunswick Canada.
  23. Nickolai

    Nickolai Member

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    The collar I'm wearing right now is battleship grey.

    Nuclear Security - Army before that
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  24. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    I traded in my white collar and a tie (attorney) for a no collar t-shirt (owner of a coffee roastery and then caregiver for disabled son)
    about a decade ago. No regrets, although the work is harder on many days.

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