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    I'm down as Emergent Service Worker, I miss read this the first time and got a bit anrgy until one of my colleagues piont out I miss read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davit2005 View Post
    Socialising with Teachers maybe the only thing I have going for me :-$

    That will knock you down a few rungs

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    That will knock you down a few rungs
    Oops too late, I think it it already has.

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    Thing is, I (well we) now own our home, courtesy of my mrs uncle, we earn enough to pay our way and live very comfortably (myself now being a software engineer and the mrs being a software analyst, if either of us lose our job, its a different matter), and do most of the stuff listed such as listen to jazz, go to museums etc. We are 27 and 28 respectively. She put in similar answers to myself, and got established middle class. I think 2 things unticked that I ticked made the difference.
    Last edited by nephilim; 3rd April 2013 at 05:12 PM.

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    'Established Middle Class'

    I'm not sure that this was well thought out TBH. I checked all of the boxes for playing games, going to gigs, listening to rock/indie etc. but I also like theatre, visiting manor houses and a raft of other activities as well.
    Also skewed was the socialising option I think. Many of my friends have worked their way up from very lowly positions and are now engineers and managers for example. Roll this back 20 years and they all had quite menial positions. I also have 2 pensions, one local govt and one military. Not massive amounts, but when classed as savings skew the results as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Somehow I fall into Elite, not entirely sure though.
    Probably flagged up you were friends with David Braben!

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    new affluent worker aparently

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    Emergent Service Worker. For all intents and purposes, that translates to "Pleb".
    As mentioned above though, it's rubbish and poorly thought out. I don't even understand why your preferred choice of music would have anything to do with class? I know a Lord of the Manor who's music of choice is near identical to mine - half Queen/Genesis/Gabriel/Floyd/Mac, half Trance/Dance/EDM. He's nearing his 60s.
    Outmoded concept that has no relevance in this day and age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I'm still waiting for John Major's classless society - another TORY hell bent on talking complete and utter bollox.

    'In the next ten years we will have to continue to make changes which will make the whole of this country a genuinely classless society. ' - Today newspaper, 24 November 1990.
    BBC News - Class calculator: Can I have no job or money and still be middle class?

    It's a far cry from the declaration in 1997 by John Prescott, then Labour's deputy leader, that "we're all middle-class now".

    Prof Mike Savage, lead sociologist behind the survey, says: "By the 90s, there was a feeling that class labels were no longer important, we were no longer obsessed by class.



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