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Working conditions in the 1820's to 1996 In this essay I am going to be looking at working conditions in the 1820's to 1996. Also I am going to compare the differences and similarities between the to times. I am going to compare them by looking at the following points: duties and responsibilities, work hours, lunch breaks, holidays, environment, rules and regulations, discipline, wages, effect on workplace on health, levels of safety and finally peoples attitudes to their work. In the 1820's there was a lot of pressure and a lot of duties and responsibilities on working children. One of the main duties and responsibilities on children was they were scared they might injure them selves by the machines, so they had to look after themselves. They also had a lot of work to hand in very little time. The employers had no concern of the workers so the workers had a poor surrounding to work in which meant they could not get enough work done and would not have any strength to work either. ...read more.


Also the workers were kids and so they could not go on holidays without guidance. In 1996 workers get a lot of time of work and also get paid vacations so they don't have to spend their own money to go on holiday. So in 1996 there are much more advantages and it is a much better life. In the 1820's the environment around work was very dirty, smelly and polluted as the employers did not get cleaners to clean up because they had no concern for the workers. In 1996 the environment was nice and clean because there are cleaners to clean up and the employers cared for their workers. Workers in the 1820's were at a disadvantage because with a dirty environment it is hard to work. In the 1820's there were a lot of rules, regulations and discipline. Workers had to work all day without day any breaks they were not trained that much so they had to discipline themselves by training themselves. In 1996 employer want at least a few years training before they employ you and they have set rules and regulations. ...read more.


helmets, safety glasses. etc...........) Also when people would get cut by a machine it would not stop automatically you would have to stop it yourself and by the time you do that your whole hand might be cut off. In 1996 there is a lot of safety and equipment for safety if you get cut by a machine it will stop automatically. The differences are that machines were not as advanced in the 1820's as they are nowadays and there are more safety equipment in 1996. In the 1820's people's attitudes to work was low and showed lack of motivation. They hated it because it was long, hard worked they gained very little profit, they were sick and tired of the environment, wages and safety. They really wanted to complain but they could not. In 1996 people love work because nearly everything is perfect for them. Workers attitude to work in the 1820's was very bad compared to the workers attitude in 1996 because in 1996 they had everything they need so they have no complaints. To conclude the whole essay I think that working conditions have improved greatly since the 1820's. Workers nowadays should consider themselves extremely lucky. ...read more.

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