BBC Class Calculator

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03/04/2013 at 15:20

Have a look at this and see where you come. Good for a laugh, but of no real value, as it puts a lot of emphasis on personal wealth.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22000973

It had me down as Emergent Service Worker.

03/04/2013 at 15:24

I thought given the questions about savings it was weird not to ask about age, which would surely make a difference.

I also thought it was funny that all of the professions you were asked if you knew socially are represented at my running club!

03/04/2013 at 15:26

Has me down as Technical Middle Class, saying I work in research, science and technical fields - nothing could be further from the truth. My combobulation has been totally dis'd.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
03/04/2013 at 15:28
It asked me what I thought I was doing by even bothering to ask
Tommygun2    pirate
03/04/2013 at 15:31

It has me as Established Middle Class. Probably more to do with who I know and what I do than wealth.

03/04/2013 at 15:33

It seems to ignore the fact that you can be economically poor, but socially and culturally rich, and vice versa.

03/04/2013 at 15:33

It wouldn't give me a category.  It just said that I'm class.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
03/04/2013 at 15:34
Tried again and it told me to sod off pleb
Tommygun2    pirate
03/04/2013 at 15:40

Well I don't know any oiks and am often found at the Opera don't ya know.

03/04/2013 at 15:42
Rickster wrote (see)

It seems to ignore the fact that you can be economically poor, but socially and culturally rich, and vice versa.

not necessarily in terms of what result you get, as I haven't got that much money but come out as established middle class, I think because I went to university and have pretentious hobbies.

03/04/2013 at 15:48

ha ha ha, I'm "elite". What a load of bullshit

Tommygun2    pirate
03/04/2013 at 15:52

Look AG we can't help which class we were born into....you'll just have to suck it up and admit your posh

03/04/2013 at 16:04

The survey does make an assumption about income and assets, which is broadly the more you have, the higher your class. 

Its too simplistic. Its an average guess, that's all.

I read of the case of a pair of university lecturers who for seven years had supplemented their salaries by borrowing the same amount. They had life style aspirations. opera, theatre, art, fine wines and the better things in life. After they had spent their way through this little lot, the interest payments on their loans came to more than their combined take home pay. Assets zero. Bankrupt. Most indignant. they were. Entitled to these things surely. Their class demanded it.

 

03/04/2013 at 16:08

i'm economy class

03/04/2013 at 16:11
Rickster wrote (see)

It seems to ignore the fact that you can be economically poor, but socially and culturally rich, and vice versa.

You keep telling yourself that there Rick

 

03/04/2013 at 16:13

I dont think the test worked properly for me, it came up with 'Ruggedly handsome and quite the catch.'

 

03/04/2013 at 16:20

I think you must have entered some kind of Irony test instead DF

03/04/2013 at 16:22

It just came up with "stand in the corner of the class and where this hat with a D on" I guess it stands for dashing

03/04/2013 at 17:58

it told me i was an old hippy  !

K80
03/04/2013 at 19:03
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

I dont think the test worked properly for me, it came up with 'Ruggedly handsome and quite the catch.'

 

LOL. OMG where did an Aussie hear that quaint ol' expression?

Edited: 03/04/2013 at 19:03
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