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Our Revised Social Standing…

We’ve just watched the BBC news and seen the article about the new seven social classes. Upper, middle and lower are no longer sufficiently descriptive and/or inclusive apparently and after asking over 160,000 people, the BBC have today published their findings and theories…

I won’t go into what each category means, as the  names are illustrative enough: elite, established middle class, technical middle class, new affluent workers, traditional working class, emergent service workers and precariat  (a rather clumsy hybrid of precarious and proletariat)

There’s a calculator on the BBC’s website here that tells you where you now belong in our society, and having just filled it in, Me & A are now officially Technical Middle Class…

J&A Social class test

From what I can gather this means that we’ve got lots of mates (who are probably all TMC like us) we appreciate culture, we know how to turn the computer on and we’ve got just about enough money to enjoy life… Which I suppose is about right, which in turn is a relief because it means I can stop worrying about it now…

Any ideas on how we can progress up to being elite? Will being from Coventry help do you think?

  1. April 3, 2013 at 23:32

    Reblogged this on What Makes My Life.

  2. April 4, 2013 at 00:30

    Lol, it seems it’s purely to do with money, despite having a university education, and enjoying emerging culture in addition to theatre and film, we are firmly in the precarious poor section 😦

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