Working Class

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Working Class

The class of persons who perform physical labor, skilled labor, domestic duties or similar tasks. Persons in the working class often earn an hourly wage and many (though far from all) have low job security. Examples of those with working class occupations include food servers, miners and construction workers. Some, though not all, are poorly paid. The working class is closely related to, but distinct from, the working poor. See also: Blue collar.
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The lower class of today's Romania is mostly depicted in terms of the qualitative dimension of its lifestyle (satisfaction degree).
This could suggest that Americans have shifted into a "new normal" way of looking at their class standing, with the Great Recession having convinced a number of Americans that they are not now, nor are they going to be, middle class -- but rather are firmly ensconced in either the working or lower class.
Seven months after the famous peaceful Duma revolution, the Bolsheviks took power in October through the arms of the lower class, after the proletariat were disillusioned by the failed promises of the provisional government, which sided with the bourgeoisie and remnants of the monarchy, proving that stability can only be achieved when justice is served.
This has put one group of people Obama would like to help clearly in the lower class - not a lower middle class, although he did not refer to those earning below $25,000 as "lower class".
Again, when primed with feelings that the world was uncertain and chaotic, upper class participants were more amenable to cutting ties and taking the job, whereas lower class participants opted to stay close to their support networks.
Although anyone who is even remotely acquainted with American history could predict the outcome of this story, it is still a literary treat in its examination of southern culture and northern industrialism, the fall of the southern aristocracy and the rise of a new middle class representing both lower class whites and independent black entrepreneurs.
This creates polarization between the country's classes, as the lower class turns against business' supporters while the upper and middle classes try to fight against the government.
The boy and his sister are from the lower class Gujar tribe.
Likewise, tool work orders show the Class Factors of machines on which the tool has produced good parts, and the software will warn you if you try to schedule the mold for a machine with a lower Class Factor.
That is, motivated by prestige and upward mobility, lower class women try to imitate the speech of the upper class but miss the target and end up with affrication rather than frication.
Appealing to the genuine, if crude, tastes of the lower class was at least better than trying to please this upper-crust audience.

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