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.
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 04:12 PM.
'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.
new affluent worker aparently
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.
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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