1986 INDUSTRY IN CHARLTON KINGS

 IN JEYES FACTORY, PLASTIC BOTTLES ARE 
 MADE AND FILLED WITH BLEACH.WORKERS   
 CLOCK IN AT 8AM AND GO TO THEIR LINES,
 8 TO A LINE.BOTTLES MOVE ON A CONVEYOR
 BELT.THEY GO THROUGH A PRINTING       
 PROCESS AND THEN FILLED.BAD BOTTLES   
 ARE REMOVED FOR RECYCLING.BOTTLES PASS
 DOWN THE LINE TO BE CAPPED AND PACKED,
 12 A BOX.THE BOXES ARE SEALED THEN    
 STACKED ON WOODEN PALLETS.THEY THEN GO
 TO THE WAREHOUSE FOR STORAGE.TO RELIVE
 BOREDEM PACKERS CHANGE JOBS EVERY HALF
 HOUR. ONE OPENS BOXES,ONE PACKS 8     
 BOTTLES,ONE PACKS 4 MORE ETC.TEA BREAK
 IN THE MORNING IS 10 MINUTES.1 HOUR   
 LUNCH BREAK (12.30PM-1.30PM),NO AFTER-
 NOON BREAK.WE FINISH AT 5PM.BLEACH    
 BURNS,SO SAFTEY GLASSES,OVERALLS AND  
 RUBBER-GLOVES ARE WORN.MY GRANNY PACKS
 SHE SAYS IT SOUNDS BORING BUT THE     
 WORKERS ARE HAPPY AND LAUGH A LOT.    
                                       
 

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