Would this word be similar to the English "labourer"? (Someone who does mostly unskilled manual work).
Is arbete an en or ett word? Or does it depend if you are talking about a job and a worker?
The pronunciation is unclear, I totally hear "dator" and not "dotter", it also makes more sense to speak about your workers having a computer.
The difference is very clear to me as a native speaker, I wouldn't mishear it.