Blue Collar or White collar?

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    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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    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."
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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".
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!

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    uh.... a "too tight around the collar job" ?
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    No collar job here. I wear collar-free wear. HA.


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