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

a book by Sarah Jaffe
Event • Detroit

Loving work will always be unrequited, on Detroit Today

I joined Stephen Henderson on WDET’s Detroit Today to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back.

By some estimates we work 80,000 hours during our careers. But it’s not just time. Work signals to other people our importance. It tells them approximately how much we make and how much we are worth. The concept of work has changed in the past, and it seems to be changing now. As the pandemic has disrupted the lives of frontline workers — who are disproportionately poorer and browner — many are beginning to question what work means to them.