beforewisdom wrote:Big Good Wolf wrote:I wasn't really thinking about class when I asked the question.
I don't think of someone who works in a garage or building site as being a different class to someone who works in an office or shop, I was just thinking about the manual aspect of the job they do.
And "they" say American's are myopic to class divisions existing...........no offense BGW
The UK's heading that way, we're all middle class now. Not really though; what used to be middle class has merged with the working class in terms of control over work, stability of tenure in job, workers rights etc while the uber-wealthy are so far removed no-one is able to compare to them.
Case in point; someone wrote into one of the more "liberal" (in an American sense) newspapers here recently to point out that the top 1000 wealthiest individuals in the country could pay off the national debt of the UK, and still have 30 billion between them. Even split a thousand ways, I genuinely don't think anyone I know could truly comprehend what you could do with wealth like that. Mad.
Anyway, rant over: I work in a white collar job, so I'm gunna sit the fuck down.