Well if you look at the 1890s style of chairs there, they’re pretty comfortable. They’re a classic straight-back chair. We had two very old kitchen chairs that were in that style.
If you look at the ergonomics of the task chairs in the FB photo, they’re the same straight-back task chair.
Both are egonomically correct styles of chairs.
The scheduling I hope is more humane. Some companies keep employees on “you’ll never guess when you’re coming in next” schedule so they can never -really- relax when they’re home and can’t really plan.
Hopefully FB doesn’t do that.
I don’t think computer screens are any more ergonomic to work at than sewing machines. Very similar. Hands in front, eyes slightly ahead and down.
AC’s a good point though. Refrigeration was at its infancy.
I don’t have to read it to believe it. From what I understand since the demographics of the workers and owners have changed, there’s less of a push to fix it… again. Although.. it was never really fixed.
I’m thinking: Chicken parts pullers in the south and Korean/chinese factories in the big northern cities.