Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Emergent Service Workers of the World Unite!

You have nothing to lose but the time you waste on the internet doing useless quizzes!

I recently took the Great British Class calculator, not because I am British or looking to define my class status.  Rather, I had some free time.  And instead of using that free time to do something useful on a chilly day, like putting the caster wheels on the wire shelves or cleaning out the closets, I narrowed my choices down to internet surfing or video games.  Since I have a video game addiction, I naturally opted for internet surfing.

I'm not British, and I have no clue what makes a person a commoner or a noble; I'm guessing to be a royal, you're either born into it or marry into it (and not get kicked out, which I'm pretty sure is preferable compared to getting your head chopped off as the alternative to exiting the royal family).  In some places, class is determined by pedigree, where you're born and which family you were born into; in other places, you earn it, through study and work; but I think for most places, it comes down to wealth, to money, those who have it and those who don't.  And according to the Great British Class calculator, I don't have a lot:

The results say that I am an Emergent Service Worker, which is one step above the Precariat, the lowest and poorest of all the classes!


Emergent service workers

This class group is financially insecure, scoring low for savings and house value, but high for social and cultural factors. According to the Great British Class Survey results, lots of people in this group:
  • Are young
  • Enjoy a cultured social life
  • Rent their home - almost 90%

Which I shall translate into American English as:  I am broke, but I'm lots of fun, and quite possibly, fabulous! 


So, which class are you?