What is a Blue Collar Worker?
The term blue collar worker tends to be used to refer to people who carry out manual labor, work with their hands, and are normally paid an hourly wage rate.
The reference to the blue collar originates from the fact that historically most manual labor wore blue work shirts.
For further information on a this term see the Wikipedia definition.
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Chartered accountant Michael Brown is the founder and CEO of Double Entry Bookkeeping. He has worked as an accountant and consultant for more than 25 years in all types of industries. He has been the CFO or controller of both small and medium sized companies and has run small businesses of his own. He has been a manager and an auditor with Deloitte, a big 4 accountancy firm, and holds a BSc from Loughborough University.