Sarah Jaffe, author, labor journalist, and one of the hosts of Belabored Podcast, joins Laborwave Radio to discuss her new book, Work Won’t Love You Back published by Bold Type Books.
BBC Woman’s Hour
Times Radio with Mariella Frostrup
Central Time on Wisconsin Public Radio
What would you do if you didn’t have to work? The author of a new book makes the case that work-life balance is nearly non-existent in today’s world, where we not only need to work to live, but are also expected to feel passionate about our jobs. We talk with the author about how our expectations of work […]
Your Rights At Work Radio
I joined WPFW-FM’s Your Rights at Work radio to talk Work Won’t Love You Back. Labor journalist Sarah Jaffe will discuss her new book Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone on the Your Rights At Work radio show on WPFW (89.3FM) today at 1p. “Wry, passionate, and […]
BBC World Service Weekend
Virtual Event: Town Hall Seattle with Kathi Weeks
In conversation with professor Kathi Weeks, and with support from her book Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone, she examines the “labor of love” myth–the idea that some work is not really work, and should be done out of passion rather than pay. In a deeply-reported examination of this culture, told through the lives and experiences of workers in various industries, Jaffe reveals her belief that we have all been tricked into buying into a new tyranny of work. From the unpaid intern, to the overworked teacher, to the nonprofit worker, and even the professional athlete, she makes the case that the labor of love myth is a recipe for exploitation. In a conversation that is more imperative than ever as the lines between home and work blur to an indistinguishable degree, she asserts that understanding this dynamic will empower us to work less and to demand what our work is worth. And once freed from those binds, we can find out what actually gives us joy, pleasure, and satisfaction.