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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    I'm not sure, this is how I define the classes:

    Underclass: Does not work, makes a lifestyle about scrounging off benefits.

    Working class: Works but in mainly blue-collar/physical type jobs (e.g: plumbing, building etc)

    Middle class: University educated, work mainly involving use of mental facilities more (e.g: doctors, teachers, pilots etc) Like white collar jobs.

    Upper class: Loads of inherited money and status, doesn't really work as the lower classes define it, has their money to work for them

    I guess I would say you were upper working class/lower middle class
    would an immigrant builder who earns about 90-100k still be classed as working class?

    Or an immigrant restaurant owner who earns over 100k be middle class?

    or is this all subjective to different people?
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    (Original post by BullViagra)
    would an immigrant builder who earns about 90-100k still be classed as working class?

    Or an immigrant restaurant owner who earns over 100k be middle class?

    or is this all subjective to different people?
    Wayne Rooney has out-earned us all and likely will have earned more than any of us in our entire lives yet he's still known as 'king of the chavs'
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Wayne Rooney has out-earned us all and likely will have earned more than any of us in our entire lives yet he's still known as 'king of the chavs'
    Yep, it's more than money. It's also how you self-identify and how other members of your economic group see you, together with things like whether you know which knife and fork to use or whether you make an effort to immerse yourself in "highbrow" cultural experiences like going to museums, theatre, art galleries, and the opera (and being able to appreciate things like that). So it's a mix of money + education + culture + stuff like the way you try to speak.

    This isn't necessarily the way I see it, but I think that's the way a lot of people judge what class you belong to.
 
 
 
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