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IN History & Culture ON 16 Aug, 2015
Victorian factory workers faced a very hard time; they had to work for almost 12 hours daily with only one day off in a week. Factory conditions were also not vital, they had to carry out a tremendous amount of work at low wages in smoke and loud machine sound surroundings. They often got ill due to this smoke and no care was taken of them.
Working in a factory was a great horror in the Victorian era, but with industrial revolution, factory conditions went under a drastic change within a few years. Now we can work with less difficulty in big factories. We must be glad that we are born in an era where technology is pretty safe and advanced. Here is a list of creepy things the Victorian era workers faced hundreds of years ago.
Children were paid only 10 to 20 percent of the already low adult wage.
It was terrible and dirty!
They were made to work from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Such children were just given a lodging to stay.