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    Working class. Came from working class parents and never had much money. Since moving out at 18 and working insane hours for money to pay overinflated rent I can say not much has changed.

    Whenever I kid myself and try to emulate someone better off I get into debt, so I guess that reaffirms my current status.

    I wish I had more money to get out of the red but meh.
    Slave to the wage. :sad:
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    (Original post by Muffinz)
    Working class - born into it, but thankfully not into a council house as my mother was
    Me too. I wanted better than that because council housing is awful.

    However I do pay double the rent my parents do so now I wish I could have my own cheapie house.



    (Original post by daisydaffodil)
    My mums on benefits due to long term illness/disability and being a carer so I think that makes me underclass?
    I hate the term underclass. Almost implies someone is sub-human. Perhaps you are the non-working class.
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    I'd say I'm working class, despite being lynched on this forum before for calling myself that.

    Family income is about £55,000, but we have a huge mortgage. Mum's a nurse, Dad's a mechanic- no degrees (Mum did a nursing diploma), small 3 bed semi, went to a CTC, have a saturday job, for the past few years we haven't been on holiday. Also the rest of family are considered 'underclass' it's only my parents who have broken away from that and bought their own house and ensured that I'm going to get a degree.
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    I think lots of people consider themselves working class hen in reality they're middle class, or lower middle class. For me, I'd say working class is less about whether your parents work and more about attitude, lifestyle, even things like accent - for example, Alan Sugar is still, despite his millions, not really upper or middle class. I suppose you could say he's upper working class though? :dontknow:
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    if you ask me I'm working class because my family doesn't have much money and I'm quite socialist and I'm from a mining background (My mum's side)
    BUT friends would say I'm Middle class because I'm always well dressed and I was taught to speak "properly" by my "middle class" grandparents because they went to private schools (My Dad's Dad was a pit manager)
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    Has anyone seen Ed Byrne's "Different Class"?

    I recommend it.
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    Working class.
    My parents own our house, although they bought it 20 years ago. On their money now they couldn't possibly afford a mortgage on the current value.

    Whilst we don't have much disposable income, we have never struggled in the sense it put our lifestyle at risk, ie, an annual holiday, cable tv subscription, own a car etc

    My dad loads lorries at a Tesco warehouse, which whilst this is unskilled labour, it is reasonably secure work and the pay is pretty good for what it is.

    I live in a mostly working class town, this is kind of the average situation. There are some middle class areas, and some areas where most of the people are unemployed.
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    I'm not sure.

    I go to a private school but only because of a bursary and my parents can't even afford that. I suppose technically middle-class but I don't really feel it for some reason. My mum didn't grow up in this country, my dad was probably what you'd call working class but now he works in IB. I don't really think about class too much if I'm honest.
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    Underclass.

    Because I am.
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    Middle class, because I think that's where my family fits in. It's not that important though in my opinion, my best friend is working class and I have a good friend who's upper-middle, so meh.
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    Lower Lad class.
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    Upper-middle class as my parents are both university educated professionals, I went to a private school and grew up in a £700k house in one of Edinburgh's rather good bits. However, without going into specifics, my personal circumstances have changed quite a bit over the past five years.

    You have to remember that people often have differing takes on this sort of thing, and other people have different perceptions about what constitutes to a good or bad standard of living.
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    I'd call myself the epitome of Working Class on the face of it. My parents have never had much money and, for as long as I can remember, we've survived on a low income- I got EMA when I was in school though we've never been on benefits. My Dad is the hardest working person I know.
    I'm very appreciative of my upbringing- It's taught me the value of money and hard work.

    So many people are saying it's about lifestyle. Through their saving my parents have managed to build up a happy life with a nice detached 4 bed house in a nice area. I go abroad every year, even been skiing with my family a few times- The sport of the 'middle-class'! None of this would EVER make me consider myself middle-class though.

    For that reason I don't think class is about what you DO with your money (IE lifestyle) but about how hard you have to work to make that money and how much you earn in relation.
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    (Original post by sango)
    I really wish I could say Middle Class like the majority but I'm Upper-Middle Class. My family is made up of rich corrupt chiefs back home in Nigeria
    Epic :awesome:
 
 
 
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