Life in the Factories of England (Overall (14-16 Hours a Day and 6 Days a…
Life in the Factories of England
Frequently "Strapped", or hit with a leather strap for disciplinary purposes.
About $8-$10 a Week (About 10 cents per hour)
Workers were sometimes covered in soot after a shift because of the smoke that the machines gave off.
Home Life suffered as women were faced with the double burden of factory work followed by domestic chores and child care.
Men received higher wages just for supervising the women.
One Half or Even One Third the pay of Men.
Education of children suffered from the extreme hours worked by women.
Society feared allowing women to work away from home.
Developed physical deformities from lack of exercise and sunlight.
Even less pay than Women.
Used for simpler, unskilled jobs.
Worked just as long hours as adults.
14-16 Hours a Day and 6 Days a Week
Majority Unskilled Workers
Over 40% of patients at nearby hospitals were from factory accidents.
Only light was the occasional sunlight through the windows.
Little Safety Precautions meant in many accidents, resulting in injury and death.
Only 2 breaks a day, for Lunch and Dinner.