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- by CEN35 Sep 3, '04Is nursing a white collar job???
Blue collar job???
Poll: Is nursing a white or blue collar profession?
- Sep 3, '04 by Jo DirtQuote from CEN35If you are in a salaried position I think you are considered "white collar."Is nursing a white collar job???
Blue collar job???
If you are payed by the hour I think you are considered "blue collar."
- Sep 3, '04 by directcare4meI 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".
- Sep 3, '04 by ceecel.deeWe 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!
- Sep 3, '04 by SmilingBluEyesI 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.
- Sep 3, '04 by P_RNi'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.
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
- Sep 3, '04 by chattypattyCRNA2BQuote from Marie_LPNOh Marie you're so funny! I just love your quick wit!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)
- Sep 3, '04 by jnetteuh.... a "too tight around the collar job" ?
- Sep 3, '04 by Karen_tn_37211No collar job here. I wear collar-free wear. HA.