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  • Hey  my  name  is  Jake  and  I  am  living  in  the  late  1800's.  I  work  in  a  factory  but  pay is  a  huge  issue.  Our  pay  is very  low.  It  can  be  as  low  as  1  shilling  a  day  which  would  be  equal  to  35  cents  a day.  
  • We  also  work  long  hard  hours.  I  work  from  5  to  16  hours  a  day!  My  job  is  extremely  boring  and  miserable.
  • The  health  conditions  in  the  factory  are  brutal  and  extremely  unsanitary.  Everyone  is  constantly  ill  and  sickness  spreads  quickly.  Many  accidents  also  happened  in  the  factories.
  • People  worked  from  childhood  till  their  elder  years.  Everyone  needed  money  so  you  would  have  to  work  in  the  factories.  Children  could  not  get  an education  and some  people  worked  until  they  died.  There  was  no  retirement  because  the  people  were  too poor  to  retire.
  • The people were given stinky food such as stale bread and water which of course was not a real meal. People would starve and they could not afford food with the salary that they had which was very sad for them.
  • This was the only job that we were able to get and this is what everybody did back then. There was child labor which is banned today, but there was unsanitary conditions and the factory workers had very low paying  jobs. America today is becoming more and more like that with our sweat-shops.
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