A Day in the life of an Industrial Factory Worker in the Early Days of Amer
By kathrynbirgani, Updated
In the early days of america and during the rise of American industry and business, there was the idea of free enterprise , often described by the french term, laissez faire. There was no regulations or laws to protect the employee from the employer. employees were often under payed and overworked. Conditions in the factories were far from good; dusty, dirty, cold, and dangerous.
Honey, I am sorry but we must leave for work at once. We cannot be late again or the boss will not be very happy with us.
I know. I am so tired. Our hours are so long , and the pay so little. I don't know how much longer I can live like this.
I t is okay, Mommy and Daddy . Everything will be fine .
I will see you two this evening.
IT IS NO USE.
Please tell the boss about your injured arm from the machine accident last week.
please daddy, he might reconsider. It is important. I hope your arm feels better.
Sir, can you please offer me and my family some financial compensation for my bad arm?. I will not be able to work for some time.
No. That is out of the question. I will have to let you go. Goodbye. Please gather up your things and leave.
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