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Re: The Great British Class Survey

Apparently I'm Established Middle Class, even though I have a technical job and tend to spend my time interested in technical things. Maybe it's because I have to take the wife to the theatre every so often!
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Re: The Great British Class Survey

Traditional working class for me.
Started with not much, didn't add too much to it, still got not much...
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Re: The Great British Class Survey

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I heard about The Great British Class Survey on the radio this morning, so I have just spent 5 minutes using the Calculator on the BBC site here. It turns out that I am 'Traditional Working Class' so it is comforting to know that, after all those decades, I have ended up where I started. At least I am not a 'Precariat'. Ron
Which, by the way the global economy is going, is not to say that one day you won't join us ... just a cheerful thought .
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Re: The Great British Class Survey

It is supposed to be not about money, but when I did it again using vastly inflated money figures, I was promoted to 'Elite".
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Re: The Great British Class Survey

Hmmm. Despite 'acquiring' a sudden interest in Opera, Theatre, Stately Homes, Libraries and Galleries I still can't rid myself of the Traditional Working Class label. It must be the way I speak or hold my cutlery.

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Re: The Great British Class Survey

Hmmmm . . . as Willie the Shake wrote:
Horatio:
He waxes desperate with imagination.


Marcellus:
Let's follow. 'Tis not fit thus to obey him.


Horatio:
Have after. To what issue will this come?


Marcellus:
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.


Horatio:
Heaven will direct it.


Marcellus:
Nay, let's follow him. [Exeunt.]


Hamlet Act 1, scene 4




For such analysis, I put my faith in a study from The George Orwell Institute of Further Studies, to wit:


The Exempt (from Everything You’ll Ever Have to Worry About): 1% of mankind.


The Self- Propelled Upwardly Mobile (Conspicuous Consumption at Any Cost): 1.5% of mankind,


The Forcibly Displaced Downwardly Mobile (Whiners and Losers, the Lot of Them): 64.5% of mankind.


The Untouchable Sediment (Are Neither to be Seen nor Heard): 33% of mankind.




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Re: The Great British Class Survey

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It is supposed to be not about money, but when I did it again using vastly inflated money figures, I was promoted to 'Elite".


And that's what got us into this mess in the first place!



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The Great British Class Survey

Obviously done by the education establishment. First time I was Technical Middle Class but forgot to put in that I know a teacher - It immediately made me elite!!
My grandad (Shipyard Electrician) would be turning in his grave
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Re: The Great British Class Survey

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I do know some teachers but I wouldn't socialize with them
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Re: The Great British Class Survey

Survey tells me I fall right into "Emergent service worker". Mostly I think it has to do with me not owning property
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Re: The Great British Class Survey

The survey put me as Established Middle Class but can you establish yourself in a category in only one generation? If only I knew more people I would be in the Technical Middle Class which more accurately describes my background (I added a teacher from 2 doors down to chnage into this group).

I'm in a social and cultural backwater (which is to say I don't get out much) so does that make me a Precariat?

The newspapers gave some more details of the seven categories and it seems the Elite live in houses around £325K. Well in the South East that means a small 3 bed semi. As we are in a large semi I suppose I'm an elite now. But there again as the bank owns most of the house by way of a mortgage I'm actually poor in terms of disposable income - does that make me an Emergent Service Worker or Traditional Working Class? About the ony thing I'm not is a New Affluent Worker, but maybe I'll be one of these (economically) when I retire and the house is paid off.

No wonder someone said we are in a classless society. They must be correct when I can be in all of them at the same time or maybe that is social mobility at work.
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Re: The Great British Class Survey

I have not done the "quiz! yet ! Tooo busy childminding "Elites" children

but it will be interesting to do ... l8r
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Re: The Great British Class Survey

Just for interest I inputted the data as if I still held my last ”proper" job. I came in as "Elite". Now I am retired I am "working class", even though I have fewer outgoings and thus a higher disposable income. But I now know a wider range of people. Perhaps it's an inverse case of not what you know, but who you know!

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Re: The Great British Class Survey

It's quite fun playing with the middle set of questions. There is a button to explain what it's doing, and you can watch the size of the red wedges go up and down as you admit to knowing different types of people. After a bit of judicious fudging I moved fairly easily into Elite - despite knowing cleaners, call centre workers and shop assistants all of which reduce your score. Interestingly, artists seem to be neutral in social status.

Perhaps the real reason for the survey is simply to prove that there is a large class of idiots who will do this stuff

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