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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

Teachers
Then:
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)
Then:
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
Doctors/Nurses
Then:
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)
Farmers
Then:
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
Then:
Entertainers became famous by being good singers, dancers, playing instruments, and acting
Pilots
Then:
Much higher accident rate
Low level of education
Low level of experience
Jobs Change
Why do you think jobs have changed over time?

http://www.noveltysense.com/2011/10/occupations-jobs-employment-1930-1940.html
Jobs: Then and Now
Now:
Work in hospitals or health buildings
Machines
Digital notes/charts
Wear different colored scrubs and no hats
Harder classes/more schooling
Now:
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
Now:
Ride in mail trucks
Many workers deliver mail
Mail sorted by machines, which makes the postal worker's job easier and faster
Now:
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)
Now:
Entertainers become most famous by being good singers, dancers, actors/actresses, reality television, YouTube, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Now:
Much lower accident rate
Higher education
More Experience
Safer
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