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"Weavers and their families were better off before factories started." Discuss

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"Weavers and their families were better off before factories started" BY krystina Henderson "Weavers and their families were better off before factories started." By Krystina Henderson The weavers all used to work at home before the factories began. They would work as a family each person doing their own bit. The domestic system was a good idea because you will be keeping all of the profits. This means that you might be earning more then if you worked in a factory, so you would be better off. Also if you had very young children who weren't old enough to work you'll be able to look after them without worrying about taken time of work and loosing money. ...read more.

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You had control over the machinery how fast or slow you wanted the machines to go. As a result of this you would be able to clean underneath and on the machine without the danger of getting hurt. Naturally when the work was complete all of the workers felt proud of what they had made and achieved. This was another advantage. On the other hand there was some disadvantages of the domestic system. One of them was it was more tempting to skive and not work. Plus there wasn't anyone around to push you to reach your full potential. Also you wouldn't meet new people. Similarly you would not experience new things and wouldn't learn any new skills or get any training. ...read more.

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This is because they might not finish the fabric in time so they would end up working longer harder hours to complete their work. I think the domestic system was a selfish thing to do because all the good points are all about you. Except one, which is being able to look after young children and the only reason you would do this is so your child can work as a domestic worker to be able to help you with your work to make some money for you. In spite of this I think being a domestic worker was better than a factory worker because all the disadvantages could be resolve and worked out. Also their parents could push around their children but I feel the children would get pushed around and beaten up more if they worked in a factory. ...read more.

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