Oooh, it's all shiny and new!
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Natter 60: Gone In 60 Seconds
Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.
May I add that I do like the thread title, 'tho it'll need to move fast to live up to its name.
Darn, number 5 in new natter is all mine.
YAY! new thread!
As a sociological class that identifies common traits. "Middle class" is too broad and ill-defined to mean anything in particular.
In general I guess, but in the context in which it is being used in the article that started this discussion it's pretty clearly defined (complete with charts!) and meaning something very particular.
In fact, Ruby Whateherface is pretty much speaking to the "academic class" in her work.
Hey! Nice name!
Okay, So the Nanny Ad is making me boggle. She says what the salary is, but then goes on to say that $60/overtime for all hours over 50 a week. Which the scheduled hours ARE over 50 a week. Even on the "day off" (just the one, mind) you are expected to be open to running errands for the family.
So, essentially, you never have a day off.
AND then the descriptions of her darling brood? The second son with a streak of rude? And the college aged kid who goes to Columbia but whose laundry you will be expected to pick up? The younger ones with their "particular"-ness and demands? Um. NO.
And two years of
indentured servitude a contract? Hell's no.
This seems like one of those things set up to be a chicklit novel.
Also, no way. Uh uh. No.
And yes, at least she is upfront about it. But how much worse must reality be?