Alguns empregos que não existem mais…

Slide 1 de 31: Remember doffers, rat-catchers and video store clerks? Robots may be stealing jobs left, right and center nowadays, but plenty of professions have vanished over the years as society has changed and technology has progressed. Here are 30 occupations from way back when that no longer exist.

Lembra dos caçadores de ratos e dos balconistas das videolocadoras? Muitas profissões desapareceram ao longo dos anos, à medida que a sociedade mudou e a tecnologia progrediu. Veja a seguir 30 empregos que não existem mais.

Slide 2 de 31: From the late 1800s onwards, Cuban cigar factories hired lectors to read mainly left-wing books, newspapers and so on to workers while they rolled away. The custom spread to the US in the early 20th century, but was banned in the country in 1931 by factory owners, who were concerned the lectors were spreading communist and anarchist ideas.

Slide 3 de 31: Back in the days when alarm clocks were pricey and unreliable, knocker-uppers would do the rounds each morning and wake factory workers by banging on their front doors with a heavy stick or similar implement. The profession, which was common in the industrial cities of Britain and Ireland during the 19th and early 20th centuries, didn't actually die out until the 1950s in some places.


Slide 4 de 31: This most revolting of occupations called for a weak sense of smell and super-strong stomach. Night soil collectors had the unfortunate job of removing human waste from people's privies. The profession was prevalent in 19th-century America, Europe and Australia before widespread sewerage systems were built, and still survives nowadays in some countries, notably India and Japan.

Slide 5 de 31: Child labor was sadly a fact of life in many Western countries up to and during the early 20th century. Doffers, for instance, were nimble-fingered young boys who worked in textile factories removing and replacing bobbins from the spinning frames, and were a common sight in American mills until 1933, when child labor was finally outlawed.

Slide 6 de 31: A profession straight out of the fairy tale books, rat-catchers used everything from ferrets and terrier dogs to poison and traps to control vermin in villages, towns and cities, but were often accused of covertly raising and releasing rats to boost their workload. These days, their job has long been taken over by pest control technicians.

Slide 7 de 31: Another Victorian profession that has thankfully disappeared, coal breaking entailed separating impurities from coal by hand, and was mainly carried out by children. The work was dangerous and children often cut and burned their hands, and some even lost their lives. Public condemnation grew in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and by 1920 the cruel practice had ended.


Slide 8 de 31: Do you know the muffin man? In the UK, this cheery hawker would go from house to house at breakfast time carrying a tray of freshly-baked English muffins on his head. The practice continued well into the 20th century in some cities. This photograph of a London muffin man was taken in 1924.

Slide 9 de 31: This ill-fated occupation of yesteryear is often cited by economists as a classic example of how technological progress can kill an entire sector. The buggy whip industry was thriving in the 1890s with thousands of companies producing the essential riding accessory, but had all but vanished by the early 20th century as the automobile replaced the horse and carriage.

Slide 13 de 31: Caddy butchers specialized in selling horsemeat which, believe it not, was actually pretty popular in the UK and US up until the 1940s. The meat, which was always considered a cheap and somewhat undesirable alternative to beef and venison, has since become completely taboo in English-speaking countries, where it's almost impossible to snap up these days.

Slide 14 de 31: Likewise, you won't find any New Yorkers in 2018 who regularly chow down on whale meat, but the delicacy was once enjoyed as an affordable treat by the Big Apple's poor – this photo was taken around 1920. As the denizens of the city became more prosperous, the meat fell out of favor and the trade, in the US at least, has long been consigned to history.

Slide 15 de 31: A stoker or fireman was the unlucky individual tasked with tending the fire in the boiler of a steam train, ship or saw mill. The job entailed lots of shoveling coal in horrifically high temperatures, and was not for the faint-hearted. Mercifully, the introduction of electric locomotives, ships and so on in the 20th century rendered the profession obsolete.

Slide 16 de 31: The electric telegraph was invented in the 1830s and remained the fastest way to communicate over long distances until it was superseded by the telephone in the 20th century. The telegraph operator sent and received the messages, and had to be fluent in Morse code. In return, wages tended to be generous and competition for available roles was fierce.

Slide 17 de 31: In Europe and North America, telegraph or telegram boys were employed to deliver telegrams, which had to be sent or received at a post office or telegraph company like Western Union. The boys, who were usually in their mid to late teens, delivered the messages on foot or by bike, and later via motorcycle. The practice lasted into the 1970s in some parts of the UK.

Slide 18 de 31: Like telegraph or telegram boys, pinsetters were mostly teenaged boys who worked in bowling alleys across North America re-setting pins and collecting balls. The occupation died out rapidly following the invention of the mechanical pinsetter in the 1940s, but a tiny minority of bowling alleys still use manual pinsetters.

Slide 20 de 31: For much of the 20th century, access to decent dental treatment was limited, particularly in Europe, and many people who couldn't afford to visit the dentist resorted to buying second-hand false teeth when their pearlies had rotted away. The foundation of the NHS in 1948 ended the icky trade in the UK, though it carried on in other parts of Europe for a while longer – this photo was taken in Amsterdam in 1955.

Slide 21 de 31: Human computers worked for organizations crunching numbers right up until the 1960s. The profession was notably inclusive at a time when science jobs were dominated by white males. Hidden Figures, a 2016 book by Margot Lee Shetterly, tells the story of three African-American women – Katherine Johnson (pictured), Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – who were employed as human computers for NASA, and was the basis of the Oscar-winning movie of the same name.


Slide 22 de 31: Linotype machines were used by newspapers and magazines for typesetting from the late 19th century until the 1980s, when computer technology made them defunct. The operators worked long hours in exceptionally noisy composing rooms. The volume in the rooms was so high, the New York Times is said to have favored hearing-impaired candidates for linotypist positions.

Slide 23 de 31: Glamorous tray-carrying cigarette girls were a common sight in restaurants, movie theaters, bars, nightclubs and airports across America from the 1920s to 1950s. They were put out of business when the cigarette machine went mainstream, and had become a relative rarity by the 1960s.

Slide 24 de 31: During the first half of the 20th century, elevators or lifts were manual and required a human operator. The occupation declined from the 1930s when automatic elevators began to replace the manual models, and only survives today as a luxury novelty in a small number of high-end department stores and apartment buildings.

Slide 25 de 31: Typically energetic young men with big personalities, soda jerks operated the soda fountains in America's drugstores, and were in charge of whipping up syrup and ice cream sodas for customers. The soda jerking craze kicked off in the 1920s and was popular right up until the 1950s when self-service fast food restaurants and drive-ins arrived on the scene.

Slide 26 de 31: Yet another victim of technological change, the movie theater projectionist is now a largely defunct role since the introduction of digital cinema projection, which requires very little skill and is performed in many movie theaters these days by front-of-house staff who also sell the tickets and popcorn.Speaking of technological advances, this is what it looks like when robots take our jobs


Slide 27 de 31: During much of the 20th century, companies employed pools of typists to produce and edit documents, until the widespread adoption of computers and photocopiers in the 1980s and 1990s. These days, jobs for straight copy typists are almost impossible to find in Western countries, where admin staff are expected to have a variety of office-related skills.

Slide 28 de 31: Now that the Encyclopædia Britannica has moved online, the internet has finally killed the hard copy encyclopaedia, along with the infamous door-to-door salesman. Smartly dressed and scarily persuasive, the silver-tongued peddler would sweet-talk unsuspecting customers into parting with large sums of cash for the oversized tomes. Discover the legal and illegal jobs ordinary North Koreans do to survive

Slide 29 de 31: Brits of a certain age will fondly remember the rag-and-bone man, who would roam the streets with his horse and cart, ringing his bell, and collecting junk from grateful residents. By and large, the practice died out in the 1980s, when many of the UK's remaining rag-and-bone men moved into the scrap metal trade.A rag-and-bone man wasn't exactly risky, but check out these 17 surprisingly dangerous jobs

Slide 30 de 31: Thanks to online streaming, the days of dealing with snooty video clerks who sneer at your movie picks and berate you for not rewinding the cassettes are long gone. Blockbuster, for instance, employed 84,300 staff at its peak in 2004 and counted 9,094 locations. Nowadays, the retailer has just one store left, in Oregon, after its two remaining Alaska stores closed in summer 2018.Now discover some incredible jobs people really do


Slide 31 de 31: “Operator, please connect this call” was a frequently uttered phrase back when phone companies had manual switchboards. The operators, who were mostly women, inserted a phone plug into the relevant jack to connect a call. Automated switchboards were widely adopted from the 1960s onwards, and by the 1980s the profession had all but vanished.

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