I got nothing against blue collar folk, but I’m tired of the attitude that professionals don’t work. I admit I don’t climb up on a roof at 6am and nail in shigles for 8 hours, but my typical work week is easly 60 hours, and that doesn’t include work I do for myself outside of it.
I freely admit, I don’t make a living on my back, I make it off my mind, but a hard worker is a hard worker, regardless of whether they are professional or blue collar. Blue collar does not have the lock on work ethic. I can point out tons of old ex steel mill workers in my town who never worked a hard full day in their lives, before or since the mills closed, just as I can point out professionals who have never worked a hard full day either.
I know if someone in an office works hard, they aren’t beat up by their “buddies” in the parking lot for going over quota and making em look bad after their shift, like the mill workers used to do.
A hard worker is a hard worker, and there are lazy and hard workers in all socio economic strata.
We need both blue and white collar workers and we need to let them settle where they need to be in the numbers they need to be in.
Seems that we’re trying to engineer society in an unnatural anti capitalistic way.
Things like the Hoover dam didn’t get built because someone decided we needed engineers or concrete workers. It was built because there was a need and the engineers and concrete workers provided themselves for the job.