its so small in here i wish there was more space for all of us. But see you in a couple of hours
The roads are in terrible condition. This makes traveling to the factory so much more difficult and dangerous.
I really don't want to work for eight hours. I hope i dont get in trouble today.I feel super weak and sick
As the population started to grow, more people had to move in and share a small room along with several other people. There was usually about 6-10 people sleeping in a tiny room. This would be the few amount of time that they would see their family members considering family time was almost non existent.
Finally its lunch break i'm starving but we barely get time to eat so i better hurry.
During this time 1800's ish there wasn't as much transportation as we have today. Many people had to go through dangerous routes and traveling would make it difficult and dangerous leading to several accidents.
Why do you have to beat me in front of everyone. Can you please take the weight off me its been nearly an hour.
Many of these children were put to work together since they didn't have much experience and for the work they were doing they didn't have to be skilled. Many of these jobs were dangerous for kids. They had to work at least 8-14 hours and got paid less than 10 cents an hour making it getting paid 10 dollars a week.
I always come back covered with black soot . Nearly everyone in the house is catching a disease but this is my daily routine i cant complain.
They really didn't have any free time. They couldn't socialize with others because they would get punished for it. The only break they got was for lunch and another break for dinner.
Many of these kids, if they didn't do their jobs correctly they would get punished for it. Many got beaten in front of the others and once a kid got a weight put around their neck for an hour. They were super weak from the lack of sunlight and exercise.
Many of the workers by the end of the day felt exhausted and super weak. Many would come back home covered in black soot by the end of the day. When sharing the room with others, they would pass diseases and sicknesses to eachother causing the death rate to increase.