Blue collar workers
Blue collar workers SOC030
Penn State Behrend
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Date Created: 11/06/15
Notes from 11/06/15- Rubin Read BLUE COLLARED WORK 1. High paying blue collar jobs: a. Electrical and Electronics repair b. Refinery operator c. Elevator installer d. Electrical power-line installer e. Subway operator f. Boiler maker g. Locomotive engineer h. Telecommunications repair and installer 2. Largest Blue collared jobs a. Custodial worker b. Materials handler c. Food service worker d. Aircraft mechanic e. Painting f. Cooking - If a job requires less skill, it require less quality in a worker. - When it comes to blue collared jobs, there are high turnover rates. - A lot of blue collared jobs are being moved. - Blue collared workers are being replaced by technology. - It is quicker and cheaper to have one person for one small job. 3. How blue-collared workers describe their jobs: a. Boring b. It is just hours they have to get through until they can go home. c. Injuries are very likely on the job. d. It is very repetitive e. They have a feeling of resignation. (Upward Mobility): When parents want their children to not be in the same educational and financial situation they are in. - You have a social class than your parents. (Downward mobility): This is when you can have a job/ position but you can easily be demoted or end up disabled.
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