*Sob* *Sob* Be careful! We are very sorry that such lovely children were born into our family
Kids, We're sorry but your mum and I can't afford our family's living, so you'll have to start working.
*Sniff Sniff* *Sigh*
Get off your bottoms! You've worked too slow! So No Breaks for you!!
Around the time of the industrial revolution, young children (as well as adults) worked in dangerous factory conditions till child labour was banned. Until then, children as young as 4 were working as it was easier for children to be scavengers.
Hurry up and get your work done! I don't care about your brother! The useless thing can die there!
The working conditions were terrible before and during the industrial revolution. There were no safety equipment or safety rules. Children would get easily injured, as they would get caught up in machines if they weren't extra careful.
Sir, I need more money because my brother can't work.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
3 shillings for this whole week is more than what you deserve!
Children were not at all treated well during the industrial revolution. They overworked and were underpaid until anyone did anything for them. They were to clean their allocated machines during their mealtimes, which they had no breaks during a long day at work.
I'll cut the bread and the fruits up!
The fire is just about ready!
Got some water for the soup!
Since factory and work places had unguarded machinery, it was easy for arms and legs of children to get caught in the machines. Children having being caught in the machines lost their limbs, body parts and had very little chance of survival as there were no professional medical and physical treatment for them.
But Sir, my brother is badly injured *SOB, SOB*
During the industrial revolution, children were paid very low wages. Employers could choose to pay their wage as low as possible as there were so many children willing to work at their factories. Children as young as six worked for long hours, receiving little or no pay at all. Only about three shillings were paid after a week of long hour working everyday.
Pitiful children like you deserve nothing! You have no rights to ask for my help. Instead, you should be thanking me for my generosity of keeping you in work, even though you have a shameless behaviour.
Even after working for long hours, children in the factories only get three meals a day with basic food provided. They would have food like bread, fruit, vegetables, soup and very sometimes cheese, and such. They would have something like oatcakes with boiled milk and water poured onto, in cans. They had to eat while working and the food would get covered with dust.