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.
I joined the BBC Woman’s Hour show to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back and the latest crisis of retail work.
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.
I joined Mimi on the Womanhood podcast to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back.
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 […]
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 […]
When you love your job so much that you’ll work for next to nothing, then nothing is exactly what you’ll get.
We’re very pleased to welcome Sarah Jaffe to Housmans to discuss the ‘labour of love’ myth: the idea that certain work is not really work, and should be done for the sake of passion rather than pay. Whether it’s working for free in exchange for ‘experience’, enduring poor treatment in the name of being ‘part of the family’, or clocking serious overtime for a good cause, more and more of us are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do work we enjoy.
Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life, right? Wrong.
This neoliberal ideal of “doing what you love” is actually a recipe for exploitation that is wreaking havoc on our lives and communities. Whether it’s working for exposure and experience, or enduring long hours and poor treatment in the name of ‘being part of the family,’ many of us have fallen into the trap of making sacrifices for the ‘privilege’ of fulfilling work.
Sarah Jaffe and Raj Patel join us to discuss Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone (Bold Type Books)
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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.