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Unformatted text preview: Origins of the relationship between Employers and Employees Stone age (?- 8,000 B.C.)- Hunting, Gatering- Life was uncertain Agricultural Age (8,000BC – 1820)- Domesticating, Cultivating- Indentured servants, slaves, hired hands- Life was “bleak”- No employers yet, a few people that worked for others, hired hand Beginning of the Industrial age (1820-1880)- New technologies allowed many people to work in factories in de-skilled jobs- People were no longer self sufficient- Demand for consumer goods went up. Because a lot of things were available and made in factories. o Employers before this hired hand to help, lived at job, ate/fed employees in homes. o Times were changing. You didn’t work and earn food, you worked, earned money to buy food. - Company towns, scrip, & immigrants o Some companies paid in “company” money. You could only spend it in company stores for food or whatever. Employees were given a living, not a chance to advance o Immigrants were coming over and taking jobs....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course OLS 274 taught by Professor Goodrich during the Spring '07 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Spring '07