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Almost as unbearable as some Singhs constantly crying about not being able to get women for vague, unspecified, and unconvincing reasons! 😅

Hey there, bro. Thanks for asking after me. 👍 I'm surrounded by timber, tiles, and paint from morning to evening, leaving little time for much else, lol. I've stopped getting notifications on mob

You'd get a lot more respect collaborating with the Sangat to provide a gurmat education in the Gurudwara or a Bunga.  All a Gurudwara needs is one head teacher to coordinate tutoring and lessons

3 hours ago, californiasardar1 said:

 

Why do British Sikhs always brag about their blue collar-ness?

 

(Don't get mad, just having a little fun 🙃 )

I think it's an aversion, by some, to be considered some sort of jumped up toff with no grounding in reality - but believe you me, there are plenty of Sikhs here who are exactly that too. 

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7 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

Hey there, bro. Thanks for asking after me. 👍

I'm surrounded by timber, tiles, and paint from morning to evening, leaving little time for much else, lol. I've stopped getting notifications on mobile unless I login on a computer, but I haven't had time to do that for months.

Thankful to be earning a crust in these tough times. God's grace as always. 🙏

Amen bro. Way to be. Respect. 

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2 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

It’s just 

@dallysingh101i think. He lived the life in the 80’s and 90’s when it was still rough for apne

 

No it isn't. I know plenty of apnay who aren't genteel office pajamay. Young ones too. 

Personally I think a big element is being true to your roots (the vast majority of us descend from peasants and craftsmen - whose jobs was highly physically demanding), and also certain people seem to naturally have higher energy levels than others - these people have usually tried jobs without physical components, and have not liked them, hence going into 'blue-collar' roles.  These types of roles allow people to expend excess energy - and also the culture around them is more upfront and direct, as some people don't like all the crafty  'politics' of office roles. 

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Just now, dallysingh101 said:

No it isn't. I know plenty of apnay who aren't genteel office pajamay. Young ones too. 

Personally I think a big element is being true to your roots (the vast majority of us descend from peasants and craftsmen - whose jobs was highly physically demanding), and also certain people seem to naturally have higher energy levels than others - these people have usually tried jobs without physical components, and have not liked them, hence going into 'blue-collar' roles.  These types of roles allow people to expend excess energy - and also the culture around them is more upfront and direct, as some people don't like all the crafty  'politics' of office roles. 

Agree with a lot of what you say. Do you think those who (like myself) were brought up away from our communities in the UK, are more likely to be in white collar jobs and those who have been brought up in the community are more likely to be in blue collar job ?

I think that is the case although the reasons might be more complex 

 

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4 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

Agree with a lot of what you say. Do you think those who (like myself) were brought up away from our communities in the UK, are more likely to be in white collar jobs and those who have been brought up in the community are more likely to be in blue collar job ?

I think that is the case although the reasons might be more complex 

 

No, not at all, I think personality and physical constitution play a part. I know of siblings where one is more physical and even academically proficient than the other siblings, but whilst the nonphysical siblings have excelled in office or nonphysical roles, the more intelligent and qualified one has gone into physical roles, after experiencing the white collar roles. 

 

Where did you grow up? 

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46 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

No, not at all, I think personality and physical constitution play a part. I know of siblings where one is more physical and even academically proficient than the other siblings, but whilst the nonphysical siblings have excelled in office or nonphysical roles, the more intelligent and qualified one has gone into physical roles, after experiencing the white collar roles. 

 

Where did you grow up? 

I cannot be too specific but in the SE London/Kent borders area. 95% white (and more growing up). 

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26 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

I cannot be too specific but in the SE London/Kent borders area. 95% white (and more growing up). 

Well brother, outside of that environment, a lot of Sikhs do 'blue-collar' roles. Some of them are actually millionaires too, or have multiple properties, so you can't even categorise it in terms of financial success, because some of the grafters are richer than the office folk.  

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21 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

Hey there, bro. Thanks for asking after me. 👍

I'm surrounded by timber, tiles, and paint from morning to evening, leaving little time for much else, lol. I've stopped getting notifications on mobile unless I login on a computer, but I haven't had time to do that for months.

Thankful to be earning a crust in these tough times. God's grace as always. 🙏

Surprised you are in the trades, brother. You, and others from the UK like @dalsingh101, sound very well educated and rounded. I always imagined you had office type work. Perhaps it's more of a reflection of UK's education system. You can spot Canadians from the simple English we use, lol. Even the Americans sound better.

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