General Employment Conditions

A Sackable Offence

At the age of fifteen, in 1952, I took a job in an office of a Textile Company in Manchester. Part of my responsibilities included invoice production. I was sent for a one week course at a Comptometer School on Deansgate. A Comptometer, for those who have not heard of this wonderful machine, was a […]

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A very different working world

This contribution describes the working life of a grammar-school educated woman with secretarial training working for an optician in Bury and then for a well-known Thetford building, undertakers and commercial business. She took on all the responsible work, including arranging funerals, working out wages and paying them before the days of calculators or computers, and […]

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Education from Experience or from College?

I am 84 years of age – after serving in the Navy I was employed by a large Steelworks as a Labourer. In days gone by a Labourer could work his way up the ladder of success to the post of tester – a tester was able to look and sense when the steel bubbling […]

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Working Hours

"Have you any experience either positive or negative of long working  hours? If so we would love to have your story" Email us at admin@wisearchive.co.uk

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