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English translation: wage earner

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German term or phrase:gewerblicher Angestellter
English translation:wage earner
Entered by: Trudy Peters
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16:26 Aug 15, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Human Resources / labor
German term or phrase: gewerbliche Angestellte
Text distinguishes between kaufmaenn. und gewerbliche Angestellte. Is it the same or similar to U.S. distinction between wageearners and salaried employees?
EMatt
Local time: 14:01
similar, but not quite
Explanation:
Kaufmännische Mitarbeiter are desk workers (Mitarbeiter im kaufmännischen Bereich), whereas gewerbliche Mitarbeiter are blue collar workers working on the factory floor. Kaufmännische Mitarbeiter may still, however, be hourly paid.
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Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 20:01
Grading comment
Thanks, Allison. This is good enough.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +1similar, but not quite
Alison Schwitzgebel


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
similar, but not quite


Explanation:
Kaufmännische Mitarbeiter are desk workers (Mitarbeiter im kaufmännischen Bereich), whereas gewerbliche Mitarbeiter are blue collar workers working on the factory floor. Kaufmännische Mitarbeiter may still, however, be hourly paid.

Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 20:01
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 50
Grading comment
Thanks, Allison. This is good enough.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  writeaway
18 mins

disagree  Karlo Heppner: Käufmännische beschäftigen sich mit Geldangelegenheiten, gewerbliche (auch leitende Angestellte) mit Dingen, die mit dem Gewerbe zu tun haben.
31 mins

agree  Kathleen
13 hrs
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