Hi, I am George and I am 12 years old. Today I am going to be showing you a day in my life.
My day starts bright and early at 6 AM. I have to be at this factory by 6:30 and work for a large majority of the day.
By 1 PM I am already so tired. I have so much to do at work and I rarely get any breaks. The kids that work with me cry all the time. I try my hardest not to cry because then I work slower and the boss yells and beats me.
At 6 PM we get our first meal of the day and it is really gross. We only have 15 minutes to eat. I have worked almost 12 hours by now but I have earned less than $12 for the day
By the time I am going home it is dark out. I am allowed to leave at 8 PM. I am usually caked in dirt and super exhausted. I tend to pass out right when I get home because tomorrow I have to do this all over again. It's hard because of how packed my house is. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that I am helping my family.
This was a day in my life. I wish it could be different but I am willing to work to make sure my family can at least have food and a place to live. My life did not always used to be like this, I wish there was a way for it to go back to how it used to be. Until then this will be my daily routine. Thanks for coming along with me for a day in my life.