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Maid of all work's life was very different to the life of a middle class women. They were responsible for looking

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Maid of all work's life was very different to the life of a middle class women. They were responsible for looking after the home and family and were paid to work. They were usually younger, had no husband, were widowed, unmarried or their husbands has left them, forcing them to work. Some also choose to work because their husbands' wages were too low to support their family. Much of their work was poorly paid! The only well paid jobs were in factories or offices. The homes of the very rich usually had a large number of servants. ...read more.

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Often their employers could only afford a servant which meant that their wages and accommodation were low and poor. Servants and maids were often treated badly and some were even physically beaten. They worked from late nights and early hours, had continual fatigue and hurry, and they were even more anxiety about the future from the smallness of their wages. Maids all of work worked until they dropped! Their prospect was no other than to "Do Housework!". They were constantly tired, not only mentally but physically too! They worked long hard hours, usually from 5am in the morning, after going to bed late at approximately a few hours after midnight. ...read more.

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laying the cloths for breakfast, washing up the breakfast dishes, cleaning the silver, cleaning the knives, get dinner ready, clear everything away, clear the kitchen up, clean it, unpack the hamper, prepare the food, clean the floors on your knees, polish boots, clean the pavements outside the house, after tea clear away, wash up dishes, clean the pantry, scrub the tables, clean the flags round the house, polish the window sills, get tea for the masters, clean the privy and passage and scullery floor, wash the doors, clean the sinks down, get supper ready.. and the list goes on, on and on! This was all exhausting and extremely stressful! ...read more.

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