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On 21 Dec 2017 at 6:47pm Snob wrote:
Social class is a funny thing isn't it?
Not clear cut like it used to be.
I look down on my neighbour because he is from Essex, talks with a common Essex accent (he says "I'm from Eyssix"), dresses like a chav (white trainers), never did any higher education, has a job rather than a profession, and yet earns a lot more than I do, lives in a nicer house, drives a better car and goes on more holidays (I'm talking Carribean style).
Meanwhile I grew up on the posh side of Lewes, went to university, got a masters, have a respectable profession, am well spoken, wouldnt be seen dead wearing white trainers as day wear, and yet get paid substantially less than he does, struggle more financially, drive a 10 year old car, and live in a very small Lewes house that needs doing up but we can't really afford to, and manage 1 week away a year (not abroad).
Strange huh?
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 6:55pm Class wrote:
You seem to be mixing up class and money. They arenít the same and never have been.
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 7:02pm Phantom wrote:
You probably donít buy everything on credit though!
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 7:48pm Albert wrote:
Pends what you got your Masters in dunnit. Me, I'm a grafter. Got a proper job.
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 8:23pm Tolly wrote:
Maybe take yourself less seriously?
Masters degrees are a great earner for universities, getting people to pay for the honour ofteaching others.
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 9:14pm Gasman wrote:
Itís a good job you donít live next to me
If you saw my lifestyle youíd probably kill yourself !!
Move away, this town isnít for your sort
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 9:42pm Snob wrote:
What do you mean this town isn't for my sort?
What does that mean?
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 9:53pm Gary Walton wrote:
I'm a socialist so I know what's best for everybody.
Soon we will have established the peoples republic of Jeremy and everyone will be rich except all the wealthy pigs earning more than 26K a year who will have to pay for it all.
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 10:05pm Trady wrote:
Get on the tools, then you can charge £300 a day to put up shelves for useless t..ts who have MAs ( and their wives/ girlfriends are very appreciative! )
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 11:23pm Dixie Normus wrote:
I left school with 1 GCSE, went in to job at 16, meanwhile people who I went to school with went to college and uni. By the time I was 18 I was earning more money than I knew what to do with in a sales role. Bought my first property at 19 and bought myself an Audi TT too. I now own multiple properties in the south east, have an extensive collection of vehicles and I love bumping in to people I went to school with, they are typically living in rented accommodation, earning low salaries as they took any old job after they competed their degrees. We all have choices, some make better ones than others
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 5:03am Lewes born and bread wrote:
Sometimes, there's a lot more to life then money.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 6:43am Jennifer wrote:
Actually, "born and bred", there isn't. In my family, we don't ever need to throw away money on rent: because we are owners. We keep impeccable and much admired standards of house, gardens and home because we use people in service. Our children have the very best start in life at private schools, never having to meet the destructive state school system in Lewes, and using additional tutors for the right university and for when they come to manage our property. We still eat out in the places in London that are acceptable to us because little Lewes, while keeping quaint choices of cuisine, still has no restaurants. As I correctly predicted in this forum two years ago, we have achieved a form of entryism in the District Council to bring about the Public Space Protection Order to force embarrassing beggars and low-life to be punished. I believe my daughter has never needed to open a door for herself, and quite possibly never will. This is productive living in a charming, quirky small town we admire in certain ways, and it is because we have money, a combination of inherited and curated. We get things. We worry about nothing at all except when aggressively approached by dirty street dwellers. This is the best life.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 7:14am Harriet wrote:
Hello Jennifer. Would you be so kind to let me know the contact details of who you use to tend your garden. Thank you.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 7:24am Nice life wrote:
Well for my good self nether none a days work in my life . The wife keeps me we have a big house nice cars good holiday . Lv my red wine at lunch time . And yes my wife comes from a good stock
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 7:50am Jennifer wrote:
Thank you for your kind enquiry, Harriet. The couple concerned are "live-in" and therefore are not permitted contact whilst here. I am so sorry we have not been able to help you, and wish you success in finding staff who will meet your needs.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 8:10am Harriet wrote:
Not to worry Jennifer. I'll stick with my usual salon in Ponders End.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 8:26am Pedant wrote:
@Nice Life. It's "never", not "nether". Nether is a word which applies to the "lower" regions.
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 9:32am Nice life wrote:
Pedant sorry old chap was out walking the dogs . Did not check. Still lv my life
 
 
On 27 Dec 2017 at 6:11pm Graduate wrote:
Well, I went to university and in the early stages of.my career that was vital - I would not have progressed as quickly as I did otherwise.
I now earn £260K a year. However, I come from a single parent family (Suffolk) of lower middle class stock. I don't care about class, but kindness, thoughtfulness and empathy is a required quality in the 250 people my company now employs in London.


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