From Eugen Richter’s Pictures of the Socialistic Future:

In old days, in the stillness and purity of the maternal
home, the young maiden used to carry on her business as a milliner,
selling her wares for the most part to a house in a large way. Now she
saw herself obliged to work in a big sewing establishment, and to spend
the whole day with a number of women and girls, many of whom had habits
and principles not at all to her mind. Her chaste maidenliness was
often shocked at a good deal of the talk, and at the familiarities
between the girls and the male managers. Sundry complaints she made
only tended to make her position still more unpleasant. Her personal
attractions likewise soon drew upon her an amount of offensive
attention from one of the head managers. An abrupt repulse on the part
of Agnes only subjected her to those petty annoyances and harassments
in her work by which a mean nature seeks its revenge.

I make no manner of doubt that there was plenty of this
sort of thing under the old system. But at least there was then this
advantage, that people could make a change if anything did not suit
Nowadays, however, many of the managers seem to look upon their
workgirls as little better than defenceless slaves, who are delivered
over to them. Many of the higher placed officials see all this well
enough, but as they themselves act not a whit differently as regards
the abuse of power, they are very lenient in respect of all complaints
made to them. Under such circumstances the near relations, or lovers of
maidens whose honour is thus menaced, have often no other resource left
than to take the law into their own hands. The result of this state of
things is, that cases of personal chastisement, manslaughter, and even
murder are frightfully on the increase. (emphasis mine)

Once again, it’s easy to scoff at, “If you don’t like it here, you can quit” – until you see what life is like when you change the rule to, “Even if you don’t like it here, you can’t quit.”