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What is "WHITE COLLAR" PEOPLE ??

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Asked by Nauty, 20 Jul '12 12:31 pm
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IAS< IPS>IFS, all these are white collared bureaucrats who rot the country through corruption along with the politicians!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 20 Jul '12 12:38 pm

 
  
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Finally today googled

A working class that is known for earning high average salaries and not performing manual labor at their jobs. White collar workers historically have been the "shirt and tie" set, defined by office jobs and not "getting their hands dirty" (or their white collar dress shirts).

This class of worker stands in contrast to blue collar workers, who traditionally wore blue shirts and worked in plants, mills and factories.
Answered by sanam, 20 Jul '12 12:40 pm

 
  
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The term white-collar worker refers to a person who performs professional, managerial, or administrative work, in contrast with a blue-collar worker, whose job requires manual labor. Typically white collar work is performed in an office or cubicle.
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Etymology

The term refers to the white dress shirts of male office workers common through most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Western countries as opposed to the blue shirts, uniforms or cover-alls of manual or service workers.

The term "white collar" is credited to Upton Sinclair, an American writer, in relation to modern clerical, administrative and management workers during the 1930s, though references to "easy work and a white collar" appear as early as 1911.Examples of its usage in the 1920s include a 1923 Wall Street Journal article that reads, "Movement from high schools to manual labor in steel plants is unusual, as boys formerly sought white collar work."[
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Answered by anil garg, 20 Jul '12 01:32 pm

 
  
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All those working in office like you are so u are also a white collared person
Answered by rajan, 20 Jul '12 12:32 pm

 
  
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People wearing a White shirt with a White collar washed in Super Rin.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 20 Jul '12 12:45 pm

 
  
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Very Egoistic people showing attitude always called white collar people
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 22 Jul '12 02:48 am

 
  
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People who get others to do the work while they take home the fat pay cheque are called white collar people.
Answered by clifton dsouza, 20 Jul '12 12:45 pm

 
  
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People working in offices and dealing with papers/files only are white collard pesrons.
Answered by INDER VIG, 20 Jul '12 12:41 pm

 
  
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Govt. job with high salary and no responsiblity.
Answered by sudhakar pradhan, 20 Jul '12 12:35 pm

 
  
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Jo doctor ka kaam kare
Answered by Neeraj Gupta, 20 Jul '12 12:34 pm

 
  
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