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In the pudding factory

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Purpose ‐ The poem aims to be a reflection on the tension between dedication to the task and the temptation to take one's own reward as a worker. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The approach takes the form of a fictional poem. Findings ‐ The poem presents the tension between, on the one hand, workers' productivity and the regimented factory system that relies on the labour force and, on the other hand, the workers' desire to take some immediate benefits from the fruits of their effort. Research limitations/implications ‐ The poem prompts consideration of the place of the worker, particularly in mass production factories, as a complex human element rather than merely a provider of labour. Originality/value ‐ The poem presents a personal and concise portrayal of the human in the greater machine of modern production.

Keywords: Factory; Job satisfaction; Labour; Reward pay; Temptation

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 20, 2011


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