Much of the working day is spent papering over a job half done from the day before.
The amount of exercise varied from one or two hours daily to half the working day.
The length of the working day was regulated by the daylight.
Since 1887 the working day for women and children is limited to ten hours.
The working day, which averaged twelve hours, was prolonged to sixteen during the lighter months.
Thus none of the sixteen hours of the working day would be wasted.
The best method of restricting the hours of employment is to see that the boy is somewhere else during part of the working day.
In the latter case the length of the working day is defined by law, eight hours being usually specified.
In the public works of his own department he reduced the working day at once to eight hours.
Now a portion of nature's rest has been annexed to the working day.