The Conditions of Working in a Factory During the Industrial Revolution

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The Conditions of Working in a Factory During the Industrial Revolution

Post  Joshua T on Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:43 pm

Work, work, work, work, work! An employee's schedule would be between 12-14 hours a day. 7 days a week. A worker would make at most 50 cents a day. These 50 cents would be payed in factory coins. With these factory coins, the employee could buy goods, but only from the factory shop. Children were also hired. Children would be taken advantage of and would be payed less. The factory was owned by one person. This person was called the factory owner. The factory owner would walk around with a pin poking people if they didn't work hard enough. If an employee did not agree with something, the factory owner would simply fire him because outside there would be a line of people waiting to be hired. Lets talk a little about the conditions inside of the factory. Workers would be burning coal constantly. When coal is burned it releases black smoke. For 12-14 hours a day, a worker would have to inhale this smoke. Terrible for the lungs and health. These working conditions were one step away from being considered slavery. The one thing separating these working conditions and slavery would be that a slave would not be payed. A worker would be payed but 4 cents an hour.

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Post  Mira W. on Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:33 pm

It truly was horrible. Sad to think of the cruelties humans are capable of, no? But great job on the post! It sums up everything quite nicely, full of facts. Smile
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Post  Romane D. on Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:34 pm

It is so sad to think back in those moments of history, even though it still occurs in many countries especially in Asia. Child labor should be illegal and abolished in the entire world. During the industrial revolution, many of them got killed because of the machine, they were new and sometimes broke and killed many people. They were really dangerous machines and specially very heavy. Great topic Joshua! bananarama
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Post  Vasilisa on Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:28 am

That was horrible, although we could see similar thing now in 3rd countries. Like China where they have cheap labor and other countries use it to save money.

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