2009.08.06(Review of 2005.10.20 edition)
Working hard? Well, once again it's time to put down your pen, wrench, or plow and take a few minutes to relax as we introduce you to another important business-English expression!
BLUE-COLLAR / WHITE-COLLAR
- A blue-collar job is one that involves mostly manual labor or industrial work, such as in a factory. People who have such jobs are called blue-collar workers.
A white-collar job is work that is done in an office, involving little manual labor. People who have such jobs are called white-collar workers.
- blue-collar job とは、工場での仕事のような、肉体労働や産業労働を主とする仕事のことです。そのような仕事に従事する人のことを blue-collar と言います。
white-collar job とは、オフィスの中でする、ほとんど肉体労働がない仕事のことです。そのような仕事に従事する人のことを white-collar と言います。
- My father had a blue-collar job for 35 years. He worked hard and was proud of his skill and experience.
- What's the job forecast for blue-collar workers in the next few years?
- This has always been a blue-collar town. The mines and factories provide over 10,000 jobs.
- My son wants to move to the city, wear a suit, and work at a white-collar job.
- a: Tell me about your father.
b: He's a typical white-collar worker. He has a nine-to-five job at a financial services company in Otemachi.
Warm regards from the WordMaster@Work team!