Working conditions By: Janae SmithPeriod: 4A The working conditions were bad. In certain places shoes were melted to the floor because it was so hot. Children had to work because there parents had no money and there was no child labor law at the time. Untitled Document Now that we have looked at how and why the Industrial Revolution occurred, it's time to consider its effects on people. We learned that industrial production increased tremendously, bringing wealth and power to Great Britain throughout the 19th century.