I was surprised to learn there are many colored collared workers. White and blue I already had a decent understanding of. The reason I was curious is because my job has elements of both white and blue collar work.
Example that fit into white collar category:
- I primarily sit while working
- I work in an air conditioned environment
- I do a lot of paperwork
- Fixing computers is quite manual, it's not an IT job
- Computers are dirty (dust + smokers = me washing my hands a lot).
- I earn my wages hourly
I'm not a big fan of the gray collar definition because it is so broad. Perhaps I'll be a gray collared worked all my life, only I'll find myself fit into the same category by one of the other definitions.