Saturday, 6 April 2013

The Great British Class Calculator

 
 
Have you done THIS yet?
 
Had a go on the Great British Class Calculator that is.
 
Click HERE to see what you are!
 
 
 
 
I am supposed to be this one.
 
I am obviously in the minority of this group as it says that 97% of us 'Elitists' own our own homes and have been to university, we socialise with 'a wide variety of people', I ticked shop workers and lorry drivers as that's what my sons do!!
 
Does yours seem right for you.
 
I'll treat this as what it appears to be and what I have labelled it as for the purposes of this blog post,
a bit of FUN :-)
 
Sue xx


16 comments:

  1. I'm "Elite" as well, as is Compostman :-)

    Mind you, we did both go to University, we were professionals in our working lives and we own our home - I guess that is what does it - that and the fact we are friends with loads of different people :-)

    Yes, a bit of fun and frankly I am a bit dubious about alll the new classes it identifies

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    1. When I say we own our own home - I actually mean that - no debt involved.

      I suspect the savings we have and the re sale cost of Compost Mansions (4 acres of land is worth a bit!) is probably what tips us into so called "Elite" as we certainly do not feel we are there! Our families were comfortable middle class and that is good enough for us, as well.

      Just shows it is all a bit silly tbh.

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  2. Hmm, not sure if I agree with my result 'New affluent worker', Im not young for a start! But yes, it is a harmless bit of fun. Thanks for sharing :O)

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  3. I think it would be more relevant if one of the questions asked how much debt you currently have. How can you class people who 'own' their homes (i.e. mortgaged to the hilt) and have loads of other debt into upper classes? 'Wage Slave' is more like it.

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  4. I'm at the bottom of the heap I'm afraid, I hope you're happy to continue to accept my comments?

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    1. Me too! However, we have £0 debt and have savings. Definitely just a bit of fun, because I know that in real terms I am rich, fulfilled and have great reasons to look forward to the future! And my cultural pursuits are wide and varied. These tests are never very accurate!

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    2. Yes, I am in your club too, I'm afraid. However, I have to say two things: firstly these surveys are based on 'normal/traditional' sets of values; I have chosen an alternative lifestyle, so will not be too offended by the result and secondly: I have never been happier!!!

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  5. We came out as the established middle class! My hubby, who is a builder, was quite offended. He says he's working class and proud of it x

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    1. Me too! Not middle class at all - very proud of my working class roots! Ha

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  6. Sorry, I don't normally comment, but love reading your blog and have 'popped' in and left comments every now and again.

    Having been brought up in NZ and only returning to the UK in my late twenties, and having been here almost 20 years now, I still find it incredible that such 'class' systems still exist. I'd never even heard of people being considered another class to someone else until I came here! In NZ where and when I grew up, you would just mix with anybody and anyone regardless of their occupation etc...

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  7. Apparently I'm in the elite class too, although I'm sure it's only because I ticked that I've been to the ballet!

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  8. I am technical Middle Class...which sums this up as a load of tosh...have you seen me with a computer..Mr Sft has to help me with everything!!!

    I AM WORKING CLASS AND PROUD OF IT!!!!!!!!

    My extended family are a great mix of postmen, carpenters, teachers, company directors, oxbridge graduates and university lecturers. And we all get on brilliantly!!!

    As my dad would say... we are all cogs in one big wheel, take one out and nothing works.

    Sft x

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  9. According to that were technical middleclass - not how I see myself

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  10. We were Established Middle Class. Although I'm a carpenter who's never been to Uni! Still could be worse I guess!

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  11. Some brilliant comments everyone - thank you.

    Cumbrian I will continue to accept your comments if you doff your cap and back away in a suitably humble manner........ :-)

    Only kidding - this is a real load of tosh, you only have to change a couple of your answers and you plummet down the ladder.

    We are all on a level with each other in my honest opinion.

    Sue xx

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  12. Apparently we are established middle class, I'd probably agree we were what you'd call "middle class" but the generations before us were definitely "working class" and I thought class was defined over generations...

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