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    BBC: What Class Are You?

    Let's see what the results are.
    BBC News - The Great British class calculator: What class are you?

    Not sure how to handle folks still living at home with parents though, especially the younger techs. Should whole household be taken into account or just own income and mark as renting?

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    Apparently, I'm a 'New affluent worker"!

    If only I felt that way!

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    I appear to fall into "Established middle class"

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    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.

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    'Emergent service worker'

    Sure.

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    I saw this in the news this morning. Perhaps it says a lot about social class when the first three questions in this 'calculator' are financially based and the next questions who you know socially with the more 'favourable' responses weighted toward teachers, university lecturers and the like.

    The Victorian concept of social class serves no useful function in a modern society.

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    Precariat. I think the survey is flawed, with far too much emphasis on money. Enter the highest salary and property value into the calculator and leave the rest blank (ie rich and with absolutely no social life) and it says that you are elite. I don't think so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    I appear to fall into "Established middle class"
    And me. I think we should have Established Middle Class Member under our username, differentiate us from the hoy polloy

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    The entire concept of 'class' is kinda nonsense in the 21st century. Sure there are differences between groups, but many people have multiple groups of friends, each with different tastes and views.

    For example, I'm a gamer, but I also enjoy a nice nose around a museum or old manor. I also enjoy a good political debate and my views vary from those which many would think of as liberal to some which are typically conservative. I enjoy a good live gig, but I also enjoy theatre.

    The idea that your class is defined by your wealth is the basis of all this, and always has been. I don't earn a huge amount, but I'm no longer skint. I have no savings and no property - how could I? However, traditionally, you'd say I was middle class due to my parents having property, savings, and a decent income.

    My question is - what does it matter? Are we not allowed to cross class boundaries? Is an elite marrying a precariat not allowed? Or is it just statistics for statistics sake, with artificially drawn boundaries according to the views of whoever put the survey together?

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    Traditional Working Class. Looks like I need to make friends with a cleaner and a scientist to move up the ladder.

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    Somehow I fall into Elite, not entirely sure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Somehow I fall into Elite, not entirely sure though.
    Pi55ed again ?

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    LMAO. No. I just happen to do/have most of the options on there.

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    It is completely screwed in terms of money and age.

    Just because I am old enough to have a reasonably valuable house and a reasonable household income, I am Established Middle Class. I probably am, but my contention is so are my children but because of their ages, home circumstances and earnings, they wouldnt fall into that area

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    Socialising with Teachers maybe the only thing I have going for me :-$

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