I am thinking the OP's grandparents had a healthy dose of rose tinted spectacles. Everything was always better in the past once people get past a certain age.|
What sort of job could you leave on a Friday and then get another on a Monday? It would not be a shit low paying job that allowed you to live a life of poverty would it?
My granddad on my mother’s side kept a diary of his life during the 1930's and it really did not sound great. Leaving a job was rarely his choice and he was constantly out of work and on the road looking for another job that would often only be a weeks’ worth of work. There was no wealthfare state at that time so you really were on you own and times were very hard for normal folk.
Edited by glaeken at 09:45:29 13-02-2013
#9365605, By glaeken Changes to employment over the past 60 years.
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