What jobs did people have 100 years ago?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Isobel Cooper



What jobs did people have 100 years ago?

A century ago, women tended to be homemakers, men tended to work full time.

Working-class men (in the UK, for example) worked in the heavy industries of coal mining, shipbuilding, steel, engineering, uniformed services, and related fields.

Middle-class men used to find themselves in office jobs, professions, private business (small and medium-sized businesses), administration, and sales.

The upper classes tended not to work at all, except to manage their estates and ensure continued dividend payments.

All of this began to change after 1950.

In 100 years, humans will not need to have a job. I look forward to the future of the cyborg, as opposed to the rising of the robots, so we will go with the future of the cyborg.

"Natural" humans will either live like the Amish and do tasks that robots could do for religious reasons, or they will be essentially welfare vagrants, earning a guaranteed income from the state in exchange for not participating in troublesome riots or revolutions.

Augmented humans will oversee dumb robots doing things that require humans nowadays, like farming (almost completely automated already, but those last migrant jobs will disappear and fa

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In 100 years, humans will not need to have a job. I look forward to the future of the cyborg, as opposed to the rising of the robots, so we will go with the future of the cyborg.

"Natural" humans will either live like the Amish and do tasks that robots could do for religious reasons, or they will be essentially welfare vagrants, earning a guaranteed income from the state in exchange for not participating in troublesome riots or revolutions.

Augmented humans will oversee dumb robots doing things that require humans nowadays, like farming (almost completely automated already, but those last migrant jobs will disappear and the farmer will technically be a robot manager who qualifies as a job that really it doesn't. exist yet).

Augmented Human Integration Therapist: Did You Just Get Your Augments? Worried about the changes in your personality that happen when you are now too smart to believe in a flat Earth or Ayn Rand?

Professional video games already exist, but they will be more mainstream with better games. Completely new professional physical sports players will also succeed that are now not feasible. Imagine full contact basketball or soccer (any or any type) with melee weapons.

Asteroid miner. Like the farmer driving the robot, the asteroid miner of the future won't physically swing a spike or anything like that, but someone has to be around to make decisions in less than the hour + round-trip light it takes to get to Earth and return. Some asteroids will simply move into lunar orbit, but even there, having a lunar locale will be better than waiting for the round trip of light.

Master of the game. Currently, being a DM / GM in an RPG is a completely unpaid position (who would have the money to pay for such a thing?) But in the future, with so much more wealth available, it will be common to pay an augmented human to create worlds of Virtual reality on the go for a more dynamic experience than you can get from a "canned" video game.

Fearless explorer. The bravest humans will get much more invasive magnifications that will allow them to live on Mars, or on the bottom of the sea, or anywhere else where it would be useful to have humans living and doing experiments. Mars is not a great place for large numbers of humans to live, it is more horrible in every way than places that we can already easily go to but do not use like Antarctica, but there are many interesting unanswered questions about it and We will want to pool our collective resources and pay some people to answer those questions.

There are probably quite a few more, but the basic idea is to assume that we will start to improve ourselves in more fundamental ways than anything we could ever do before, and that we will have more real wealth than ever before, and I think both are reasonable assumptions.

There used to be strong incentives to stay with a company. The strongest of them was the traditional pension system. Basically, if you left the company before retirement age, you got very little or nothing. If you stayed until you retired (and had a reasonable number of years), you (and usually your spouse, if you survived) would receive a monthly check for the rest of your life.

In addition, there were more immediate incentives such as increases in vacation time based on years of service. In shift work, it was also often the case that one had a preference for good shifts with seniority. TO

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There used to be strong incentives to stay with a company. The strongest of them was the traditional pension system. Basically, if you left the company before retirement age, you got very little or nothing. If you stayed until you retired (and had a reasonable number of years), you (and usually your spouse, if you survived) would receive a monthly check for the rest of your life.

In addition, there were more immediate incentives such as increases in vacation time based on years of service. In shift work, it was also often the case that one had a preference for good shifts with seniority. Also, in jobs like sales, seniority can lead to better clients, leading to higher commissions.

The flip side of this for companies was that companies used to be more interested in the long term. In big companies like AT&T (before the breakup) or GE or the like, the idea of ​​growing the company over time and paying good dividends was seen as a positive thing. So if the idea is to gradually grow the business, then it makes sense to invest in various things, including employees. An employee who has been around for twenty years tends to know a lot about his job and how to fix the problem that just arose, whether it be something strange the machine does occasionally on an assembly line or an unusual condition on the telephone switch or how to deal with it. with that particular enraged customer. If that employee leaves, it will take years to train someone to replace him.

Now, given that American companies are much more focused on next quarter's results or on how to get a good exit in no more than five years, that investment does not make sense. As an employee, you can expect the company to be unrecognizable in five years, possibly in a great way or possibly in a terrible way. So it makes more sense to get rewards (like a higher salary) now than to consider a pension that will appear in forty years or even more vacations that will appear in five.

And for the company, all of those things are liabilities on the books. If you estimate that the business is likely to be sold, grain accountants will view pension and vacation obligations as a liability that must be paid at some point. Better to spend a little cash on a 401 (k) that is owned by the employee and does not appear on the books anywhere.

A couple of jobs that, although they existed ten years ago, did not mean the same thing or were not as important:

Customer Success Manager

  • Ten Years Ago: The software industry has moved rapidly in the last ten years from a model in which giant companies sold software to other giant companies on CD or, in some cases, over the Internet. But most of the time this software came in the form of packaged applications that had to be installed locally for use. Once purchased, the customer owned the software and could purchase a maintenance and service package and perhaps the new version in a year or two. F
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A couple of jobs that, although they existed ten years ago, did not mean the same thing or were not as important:

Customer Success Manager

  • Ten Years Ago: The software industry has moved rapidly in the last ten years from a model in which giant companies sold software to other giant companies on CD or, in some cases, over the Internet. But most of the time this software came in the form of packaged applications that had to be installed locally for use. Once purchased, the customer owned the software and could purchase a maintenance and service package and perhaps the new version in a year or two. For every dollar a company spent keeping customers happy after the purchase to upgrade, they spent nine selling to new customers.
  • Today: Most of the new and valuable business software companies sell Internet-based software or software as a service (SaaS) and sell it on a subscription basis. This means that getting new customers is still critical, but retaining them is just as important. Because you don't get all the money up front on a license, you need to make sure they are happy, that they are using the software for their own benefit, and that they decide to renew the subscription when the time is right. The number of customers who don't do this is measured by churn, and churn, right after new customer growth, is often the second question someone asks about the health of the business. The people who keep turnover low are the customer success managers.


Community manager

  • Ten Years Ago: There were communities for social products like Facebook, Blogger, and eventually Napster, but most communities weren't monetized well enough to justify having someone run them. Many forums and some forward-thinking media companies involved real community managers, but this one was an exception.
  • Today: Communities are present and effectively monetized for most major B2C service networks, such as Waze, Spotify, Pandora, Houzz, etc. And counterintuitive, for most large B2B companies like Cisco, Symantec, NetApp, HP, and EMC. Groups of expert enthusiasts find enough value in these services and forums that community managers are a must. Although the roles can be very different depending on the type of forum or service, the basic need is to support the community with services such as moderation, adding new functions and allowing growth without compromising quality.

Philosophers

Philosophers achieve nothing directly. His work is known to very few. The effects are mostly invisible. However, his ideas rule the world. Keynes (in my opinion) was wrong about most things, but he was right about this:


> The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. In fact, the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe they are quite e ...

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AD 1514 .: There were clergy, of course, and there were slaves, as there was a papal bull issued against slavery in that year. There were kings and courtiers. There were artists and musicians. There were servants and farmers. There were prostitutes and doctors. There were also sailors and soldiers. There were watchmen and people who raised horses. There were innkeepers, waiters and monks (clergy?), Nuns, teachers, dressmakers and jewelers, gardeners and medieval craftsmen who were involved in many guilds, including shoemakers, bakers, and candle makers. There were builders. There are

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AD 1514 .: There were clergy, of course, and there were slaves, as there was a papal bull issued against slavery in that year. There were kings and courtiers. There were artists and musicians. There were servants and farmers. There were prostitutes and doctors. There were also sailors and soldiers. There were watchmen and people who raised horses. There were innkeepers, waiters and monks (clergy?), Nuns, teachers, dressmakers and jewelers, gardeners and medieval craftsmen who were involved in many guilds, including shoemakers, bakers, and candle makers. There were builders. There were merchants and scientists, including Copernicus, by the way, and there were alchemists and historians. Translators and editors worked 500 years ago. There were also architects and landscapers, and laborers, that is, day laborers, who came to specialize in the maintenance of the buildings and gardens they created. There were miners, I suppose, and explorers. People required the same basic needs, and a basic difference between our workforce and the medieval workforce would be the need to complete all tasks manually in the absence of advanced technology.

It has raised an almost unanswerable question that it relies heavily on undefined terms. A person might say yes if they looked at just the top 5% to 10% of opinion leaders to assess our overall potential and direction. Another might look at new and unique problem areas and question the speed at which the richest nation is willing to direct its technology budget to solve the global crisis problems caused by its technology. A moralist might look at the nature of religion and conclude that, in the absence of a structure that is capable not only of condemning terrorism but of solving it, it condemns religion.

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It has raised an almost unanswerable question that it relies heavily on undefined terms. A person might say yes if they looked at just the top 5% to 10% of opinion leaders to assess our overall potential and direction. Another might look at new and unique problem areas and question the speed at which the wealthiest nation is willing to direct its technology budget to solve the global crisis problems caused by its technology. A moralist might look at the nature of religion and conclude that, in the absence of a structure that is capable not only of condemning terrorism but of solving it, condemn religion as a factor worse than in the past. Anyone could look at the absolute number of women who are treated like slaves,

I would like to pose the question slightly differently. Compared to 100 years ago and 1000 years ago, is there any greater reason to hope that we are solving the correct problems in the correct order so that we will be better human beings 100 years from now?

To my question, I am not pointing to the average intelligence level, or the success of world vaccination, the penetration rate of democracy or moral codes, but the number of people killed in wars, the number of people who did not have the opportunity to solve the main health problems in their life, the number of people living in freedom and the quality of life self-assessed by the average person living in freedom, the speed at which freedom spreads and if we have institutions to guide the likelihood that it will be better in a lifetime. To this conveniently prepared question, I say yes. Despite the fact that 35 million people died in the last century as victims of despotic regimes that committed heinous acts of genocide, we are almost 50 years beyond that, and through the UN, NATO and the Persian Gulf alliances, and various other groups of progressive nations, we have successfully avoided several smaller dictators early in their careers. The trading blocks are working. People all over the world are seeing that they have the right to self-direction and want to join the family of man. The richest and most educated nations are cleaning the house, despite the fact that the United States has been more determined in this decade to deal with male power abusers than to deal with ending poverty and promoting poverty, these important advances in Europe , Russia and China are raising the bar. so that Central America, Africa and India can make the same leap, even faster. People all over the world are seeing that they have the right to self-direction and want to join the family of man. The richest and most educated nations are cleaning the house, despite the fact that the United States has been more determined in this decade to deal with male power abusers than to deal with ending poverty and promoting poverty, these important advances in Europe , Russia and China are raising the bar. so that Central America, Africa and India can make the same leap, even faster. People all over the world are seeing that they have the right to self-direction and want to join the family of man. The richest and most educated nations are cleaning the house, Although the United States has been more determined in this decade to deal with male power abusers than to deal with ending poverty and promoting poverty, these important advances in Europe, Russia and China are raising the bar. so that Central America, Africa and India can make the same leap, even faster.

Yes in many respects.

He is still a commission analyst.

I am still self-employed.

Still blogging.

Still meditating.

With some new additions like Quora.

And some major improvements in balance and mind control, thanks to meditation.

And I've gotten to where I want to be, and since that's the case, I wrote a letter to my future self declaring it. If you want to read it, it's below:

Dear me from the future,

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I have tilled the land.

I have planted the seeds.

I have watered the suckers.

I've done all the things I need to make you have a good life.

Now you just have to keep going.

If you

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Yes in many respects.

He is still a commission analyst.

I am still self-employed.

Still blogging.

Still meditating.

With some new additions like Quora.

And some major improvements in balance and mind control, thanks to meditation.

And I've gotten to where I want to be, and since that's the case, I wrote a letter to my future self declaring it. If you want to read it, it's below:

Dear me from the future,

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I have tilled the land.

I have planted the seeds.

I have watered the suckers.

I've done all the things I need to make you have a good life.

Now you just have to keep going.

If you follow the habits that I have established, you will be in good shape.

Sleep a minimum of 8 hours.

Do cardio and strength exercises.

Make time for healthy activities in your routine.

Maintain the diet that is right for you.

The right one for me was a low carb diet.

I dodged the bullet of diabetes by doing that.

Keep stress at bay.

Mental health is as important as physical health.

Use tools to calm yourself when you feel anxious.

Take a walk or shower or massage, do some stretching, or play a game. Talk to someone on the phone.

Remember, no matter what you do to prevent bad things from happening to you, you cannot avoid bad things entirely.

Our younger selves didn't know how to deal with bad things.

She became restless and enraged and overreacted to every crisis.

He had to say or do something almost immediately.

While I've found that if you let hours (and sometimes days) go by without saying or doing anything, things that seem bad when they happen turn into something you can leave behind and forget.

Meditation and having a spiritual life have helped me enormously in this regard.

I wish I had learned to meditate earlier.

Our younger selves did not have the benefit of meditation or a spiritual life, unfortunately for her.

When it comes to work, including housework, try to approach everything you do with a heart of service and a heart of service.

I do that regularly in my Commission Consulting work, and outside of my Commission Consulting work.

He has won the hearts of many people in my life, including my clients.

Courage is another mantra that you must embrace.

Seek to offer value in everything you do.

Now by that, I don't mean to show how smart and intelligent you are.

I mean trying to be useful to other people and worrying about their problems more than yours.

Courage can be as simple as paying attention when other people have something to say without stealing the conversation from your concerns.

Live simply and be wise with money.

I have been wise, careful, and frugal to make sure that you will be okay.

Slow, steady, and moderate is the way to go.

Follow my prescription to simplify investing, as in life, and you will be fine.

As for your free time, spend it doing the things that mean the most to you.

One of my favorite things to do doesn't cost any money.

I like to write.

I currently write a blog.

I also write for my commission management clients.

Commission process documents, user guides, and FRDs may not sound creative and fun, but they are extremely helpful and valuable to my clients.

There is a possibility that it is also your hobby. Who knows where that hobby will take you.

Life is full of surprises.

Thanks to an old friend from advertising, I was able to re-immerse myself in advertising copy recently, after many years. I was able to write two brochures in the span of a few weekends. One of the customers, when he saw the brochure, immediately said that it was brilliant.

It made my heart sing knowing that I still had it in me.

Our Younger Self has to get some of the credit.

Our Younger Self wrote a money workshop for 4th-6th grade students.

Our younger selves completed a Toastmasters CTM.

The speeches and course content could lead to new avenues.

I am attentive to new avenues.

For example, in a recent Being Freelance podcast, a freelancer mentioned that she uses her Virtual Assistant to help you with some of her communications.

I said… aha, now there is another way.

You should do this too.

Be on the lookout for new avenues: contribute, make life more interesting, earn a little money, have fun.

Finally, focus on being the best human being that you can be.

Not the best writer, not the best dressing room, not the best cook, not the best host, not the best housewife, not the best church goer… but the best human being.

I mean patience, honesty, kindness, humility, forgiveness, understanding, and being a good listener, that kind of thing.

It won't get it right right away.

If something as simple as cooking rice takes several tries to get it right, imagine how many more tries it might take to become a more patient or understanding human being. Maybe a lifetime.

Don't be afraid to make mistakes or make mistakes.

I make mistakes and I am wrong all the time.

When I make mistakes or make mistakes, I recover and keep trying.

You need to keep doing that too.

I truly believe that life improves as we get older.

Lovingly,

Your past me

That would only take us back to 1919…. I think it would be difficult to find some kind of job that no longer exists…. Although many have changed substantially.

There are still blacksmiths and people who make and repair "carriages" and shoe horses and put pavers and things like that.

Secretaries work very differently than they did 100 years ago, but they still perform the same functions…. Coal miners still mine coal ... Increasingly though, the actual digging is done by robotic machines.

We have probably all heard the joke that the "oldest profession in the world" is prostitution or that the "second oldest profession in the world" is spying because it is mentioned in the Bible. Jokes aside, these professions weren't anywhere near being some of the first. It would make more sense that the first works were based on the first human needs. For this list, we chose to cover professions that would have arisen as a result of early human creations, such as tools, art, language, and agriculture. All of these jobs still exist in some form and they probably always will because they deal with some

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We have probably all heard the joke that the "oldest profession in the world" is prostitution or that the "second oldest profession in the world" is spying because it is mentioned in the Bible. Jokes aside, these professions weren't anywhere near being some of the first. It would make more sense that the first works were based on the first human needs. For this list, we chose to cover professions that would have arisen as a result of early human creations, such as tools, art, language, and agriculture. All of these jobs still exist in some form and probably always will because they address some of the most basic human needs.

1. Builder

2. Farmer

3. Musician

4.Artist

5 narrator

6. Clothier / tailor

7. Hunter / Butcher

8. Tool manufacturer

I found one at random that would leave any current employee in the dark. VCR Repair has moved to the bottom of the barrel. The media storage and with that the need to repair the device used to extract information is gone. Even if you had the need to repair one, buying a replacement would probably be quicker and cheaper, as your "Just Around the Corner" repairman would be broke, to say the least.

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