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The goal of this project is to get an idea for the jobs science fiction main characters hold, both the type of jobs and what jobs are more common than others, and perhaps to explore how the author's day job and gender affect this. We'll also be grouping jobs into five classes: Poor, Working-class, Middle-class, upper-middle class, and wealthy. **Specific definitions of those five categories:** **Poor** - unable to meet basic needs without assistance. Unemployed, vagabonds, drifters, slaves and serfs **Working Class** - able to meet basic needs but not comfortably, Craft workers, Laborers in factories, Restaurant workers, Nursing home staff, Repair shops, garages, Delivery services, customer support, footsoldiers and enlisted men **Middle Class** - comfortably able to meet basic needs and some wants - Clerical-administrative, Provide support for professionals, Engage in data collection, record-keeping, Paralegals, bank tellers, sales, school teachers, military specialists and police patrol officers **Upper Middle Class** - professionals, engineers, accountants, astronauts, lawyers, architects, university faculty, scientists, managers and directors - ship captains, military leaders, police cheifs, local politicians **Wealthy** - people who make money without work - ie, owners of lands, stocks and bonds and other assets – also executives, political or structural elites, noblemen and royalty, celebrities For consistency - **characters will be labeled as they initially appear** in the story. So rags-to-riches characters will be class 1 or 2, wealthy-but-loses-it-all will be 4 or 5.
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