How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

a book by Sarah Jaffe
Event • Bologna

Work Won’t Love You Back at Bologna Attiva

I’ll be presenting Work Won’t Love You Back in Bologna, Thursday 6 October 2022.

Joining me will be Isabella Conti, mayor of San Lazzaro di Savena. 

Event • Milan

Wired Next Fest Milan

I’m appearing at Wired Italia Next Festival in Milan on October 8.   They call it the great resignation, the abandonment of jobs considered too stressful or not sufficiently paid that we are witnessing in this post-pandemic phase. The Covid-19, however, was only the detonator of a model, the neoliberal one, which had long since entered […]

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Rethinking Economics India talk

A conversation with Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Wont Love You Back: How Devotion to our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone. The event examines the ‘labor of love’ myth – the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay.

Event • Rotterdam

Work Won’t Love You Back at De Dependance

Together with American labour journalist Sarah Jaffe (Work Won’t Love You Back), British labour economist Guy Standing (The Precariat) and Dutch sociologist Marguerite van den Berg (Work is Not a Solution) we will set out to bring into focus what is wrong with our perceptions of work, and what we can do to fundamentally transform our current labour markets.

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Lawyers, Guns and Money Podcast: Learning to Fall Out Of Love With Your Job

I joined Erik Loomis on the Lawyers, Guns and Money podcast to talk Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone.

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Work Won’t Love You Back at San Mateo County Libraries

We’ve all heard the saying, “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Sarah Jaffe’s book, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone is both a radical idea and comfort to all who have felt betrayed when their jobs couldn’t […]

Event • Portland

Powell’s Books Presents Sarah Jaffe in Conversation With Vanessa Veselka

Come join me and Vanessa Veselka, novelist and organizer, to talk about work not loving you back.

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Work Will Break Your Heart–And You, on This Is Critical

I joined Virginia Heffernan for her podcast “This Is Critical,” to talk about work, the pandemic, and weird solidarities.

Event • Toronto

Collective Action Works: Inside the Movement to Organize Media and Culture

Labour journalist and author Sarah Jaffe hosts a virtual forum on organizing in the media and cultural sectors. As the digital media union movement has not let up for more than five years now, and as the pandemic begins to recede, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve won, to reflect on new strategies, and to frankly assess the challenges that lie ahead.

Union members in new media and culture unions discuss what they’ve won through collective bargaining, what’s sustaining the push to organize amid the pandemic, and how equity goals are reflected in their campaigns.

Event • London

Occupy! Ten Years After

What has been the legacy of Occupy, ten years later? How are we to locate the Occupy movement in light of earlier protest waves, such as the student uprisings of 68 and the worker protests that followed, or the anti-globalisation marches of the late 1990s? What new social and political dynamics has Occupy bequeathed us today? In this panel debate we welcome leading writers and thinkers on the Occupy movement to reflect on these questions as a part of our “Aftermaths” series of events.