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

a book by Sarah Jaffe

CBC Radio’s Day 6: Games Workers Organize

I joined CBC Radio’s Day 6 this week to talk about the workers’ walkout at video games company Activision Blizzard.


Work Won’t Love You Back on CBC’s The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay

“Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” How many times have you heard that advice? Labour journalist Sarah Jaffe says we need to rethink the idea that our jobs should be sources of personal fulfillment — let alone love. She argues that this attitude is used to keep workers […]

Event • North Texas

Your Co-Workers Are Not Your Family on Think

The saying, “love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life” puts a pretty face on a labor system that rewards passion with long hours and low pay. Sarah Jaffe is a Type Media Center reporting fellow who covers labor and economic justice, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk […]

Event • New York City

The United States of Anxiety with Kai Wright

As Amazon workers conclude a historic unionization drive, we consider the history of collective action — and the struggle to shield our humanity from the demands of productivity. 

Labor journalist and Type Media Center reporting fellow Sarah Jaffe breaks down the history of workplace organizing at Amazon and in the Black South. And she talks about her new book, “Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone,” as listeners chime in about their own experiences with collective action in the workplace. 

Event • Belfast

Radio Ulster: The Lynette Fay Show

I joined BBC Radio Ulster’s Lynette Fay Show to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back.

Event • Ireland

RTE Radio 1 The Business: Work Won’t Love You back

I joined RTE Radio 1’s The Business to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back.

Event • Los Angeles

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

I was on Background Briefing with Ian Masters, talking about Work Won’t Love You Back as well as my latest Nation feature and the debate over reopening schools.

Event • London

I Am Not My Work at Novara FM

There are two people by whom I’ve been excited to be interviewed about Work Won’t Love You Back since I was writing the damn thing. One of them is James Butler at Novara FM, and it’s up. 

Event • London

BBC Woman’s Hour

I joined the BBC Woman’s Hour show to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back and the latest crisis of retail work. 

Event • London

Times Radio with Mariella Frostrup

I was on the UK’s Times Radio with Mariella Frostrup, discussing Work Won’t Love You Back. Starts around 12 minutes in, then we get interrupted by a breaking announcement from Boris Johnson, but still interesting stuff.