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Jobs: Then and Now

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Stephanie Tigges

on 6 February 2015

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Transcript of Jobs: Then and Now

Filled lamps, cleaned chimneys
Brings bucket of water and coal into classroom every day
Made pens for students every day
If a teacher worked for 5 years without any problems, his or her pay increased by $0.25 per week
Postal Worker (Mail Man)
Use to ride on horses carrying a bag of mail
Mail carriers traveled about 100 miles a day
Stopped at mail stations to deliver mail to other riders, who continued the delivery process
Visited homes
Manual work (by hand)
Handwritten notes and paper
Wore all white dresses with white hats
No cell phones or pagers (public phone for emergencies)
90% of the population lived on farms and made their own food to eat
Worked by hand or by horse-drawn carriage and could only feed about 19 people a day
Work took a long time, so smaller farms
Entertainers became famous by being good singers, dancers, playing instruments, and acting
Much higher accident rate
Low level of education
Low level of experience
Jobs Change
Why do you think jobs have changed over time?

Jobs: Then and Now
Work in hospitals or health buildings
Digital notes/charts
Wear different colored scrubs and no hats
Harder classes/more schooling
Arrive to school before students, organize classroom, prepare for the day
Buy a lot of materials for classroom (but no coal)
Attend meetings before, during, and after school
Lead by example
Ride in mail trucks
Many workers deliver mail
Mail sorted by machines, which makes the postal worker's job easier and faster
Only 2% of the population produces food for everybody to eat
Use technology and machines to feed about 155 people a day
Farmers use tractors and motorized equipment to help with field work (faster, so more land)
Entertainers become most famous by being good singers, dancers, actors/actresses, reality television, YouTube, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Much lower accident rate
Higher education
More Experience
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