Blue Collar or White collar?

  1. 0 Is nursing a white collar job???

    OR

    Blue collar job???
  2. Poll: Is nursing a white or blue collar profession?

    • White collar

      50.00% 22
    • Blue Collar

      50.00% 22
    44 Votes
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    Visit  CEN35 profile page

    About CEN35

    From 'OHIO'; 52 Years Old; Joined Dec '98; Posts: 2,122; Likes: 25.

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  4. Visit  Jo Dirt profile page
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    Quote from CEN35
    Is nursing a white collar job???

    OR

    Blue collar job???
    If you are in a salaried position I think you are considered "white collar."

    If you are payed by the hour I think you are considered "blue collar."
  5. Visit  directcare4me profile page
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    I think most of us think of ourselves as "white collar", even those of us at the bedside. But we are treated by management and administration as "blue collar".
  6. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
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    Depends on what color a scrub top i wear.


    Right now, it's a green-collar job.


    (Really couldn't care less if it's considered a blue or white collar job)
    canoehead and rn4lyfe08 like this.
  7. Visit  ceecel.dee profile page
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    We unionize, we punch a clock, we have mandatory OT, we wear cheap, shapless pajamas on the job (as a requirement), we compare workloads between each other (I worked so hard, and she didn't), we complain about our lot in life without becoming activists...these are blue-collar traits.

    On the other hand:
    We are proud of our "profession", we call ourselves professionals, we do very important work, we take great ownership of our work, we have college degrees, we are creative and intellegent, we have insight into what our institutions could do to make things run smoother...these are white collar traits.

    We come up short here in being able to define ourselves as a true profession. It is so frustrating!
    nyteshade and canoehead like this.
  8. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    I believe a while back someone said we cannot be considered a white collar profession truly, by labor dept standards, unless we all have BSN-entry level. I dont' buy that, but I have seen it said before here. I think the post above is well-put. I think it depends on perspective.
  9. Visit  P_RN profile page
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    i'm definitely white collar. (with a tad of pink cause i'm a girl.)in my mind there is no question. plus the fact that the us government says we are white collar.
    http://federaljobs.net/occupations.htm

    gs-600: medical, hospital, dental, and public health group - this group includes all classes of positions, the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or perform research or other professional and scientific work, subordinate technical work, or related clerical work in the several branches of medicine, surgery, and dentistry or in related patient care services such as dietetics, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and others.
    Last edit by P_RN on Sep 3, '04
  10. Visit  chattypattyCRNA2B profile page
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    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Depends on what color a scrub top i wear.


    Right now, it's a green-collar job.


    (Really couldn't care less if it's considered a blue or white collar job)
    Oh Marie you're so funny! I just love your quick wit!

  11. Visit  jnette profile page
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    uh.... a "too tight around the collar job" ?
  12. Visit  Karen_tn_37211 profile page
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    No collar job here. I wear collar-free wear. HA.
  13. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    how bout
    ring round the collar?

    (anyone remember that old commercial?)
  14. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from Marie_LPN

    (Really couldn't care less if it's considered a blue or white collar job)
    thank you.

    but if i had a choice on how i wanted to be perceived, i would choose blue collar all the way.

    no matter what type of $ i make, i always will choose to live in a 'blue collar' community.

    that's what i associate with approachable, down-to-earth, non-pretentious people with integrity.

    and my intent is not to stereotype.
    it's just a preference and a style of living that i am most comfortable with.
    Last edit by leslie :-D on Sep 3, '04
  15. Visit  live4today profile page
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    From what I've SEEN happening in nursing lately, I'd call it "stab me in the back/cat-fighting/nit-picky/young nurses are better than old nurses" collar service.

    If anyone can abbreviate the above into one word, give it a shot. :spin:


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