open-collar

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open-collar (comparative more open-collar, superlative most open-collar)

  1. Of or pertaining to work that is done from home, especially via the Internet.
    • 1990, Larry A. Hickman, Technology as a Human Affair, McGraw-Hill, page 444:
      The white-collar worker and open-collar professional have been imbued from earliest schooling with an individualist, anti-labor organizational ethic. Added to this, the new technologies are being utilized, in some cases, to restore patterns of home work and piece work.
    • 1990, Ronald D. Rotstein, The Future, Carol Publishing Group, page 41:
      In qualitative studies, open-collar workers said they felt they accomplished more because there were fewer interruptions. Employers also find that offering telecommuting positions can give them a recruiting advantage.
    • 1993, Miscellaneous Forestry: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Forests, Family Farms and Energy of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First and Second Sessions, U.S. General Printing Office, page 506:
      Far from being some special breed in three-button suits, these hard-working people are blue collar as often as white collar and, increasingly, the open collar workers of the information age.