Factory workers had it hard, even children worked but it was hard. Children crawled into tight spaces to fix something, this usually ended in losing limbs fingers or in one woman's case a deformed body. Not behaving many times would result in having a weight tied to you. Or in a terrible case, whipping.Factory workers didn't get an education because in order to provide for the family, children had to work. Slaves worked in factories too, but never got paid because well, they are slaves, not American workers.