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

a book by Sarah Jaffe
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Why Work Won’t Love You Back: The Trap Of The Labour Of Love on The DNA of Purpose podcast

I was a guest on the DNA of Purpose podcast.

Today’s guest is absolutely phenomenal Sarah Jaffe. Strap yourself in and get ready to have your brain cracked open. After spending a few hours researching for today’s interview, I felt like my brain had gone to the gym for three hours….in the best kind of way. Why? Because over the course of the next hour you will have your neurons rewired, and any limiting beliefs about what you thought work was all about could potentially be thrown out the window.

Over the course of today’s podcast Sarahs goes on a myth busting adventure. These myths include work as a labour of love, the ‘unconscious’ role of women in the workplace, and why purpose is not in any way…all about work. In fact Sarah would argue that work is not designed to love you back.

So who is Sarah Jaffe? She is the author of Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone & she is also the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.

She is a Type Media Center reporting fellow and an independent journalist covering the politics of power, from the workplace to the streets. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, the Guardian, the Washington Post, The New Republic, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as a columnist at The Progressive and New Labor Forum