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

a book by Sarah Jaffe
Event • London

Work Won’t Love You Back LIVE at Trouble Club

I am so excited for a real live BOOK EVENT, oh my goodness. If you’re in London come join us at the Trouble Club. (Appropriately named, I think!)

7.00pm Wednesday 1st of September, Mortimer House

You’re told that if you “do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Whether it’s working for “exposure” and “experience,” or enduring poor treatment in the name of “being part of the family,” all employees are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do what we love.

In Work Won’t Love You Back, Sarah Jaffe, a preeminent voice on labor, inequality, and social movements, examines this “labor of love” myth–the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay. Told through the lives and experiences of workers in various industries–from the unpaid intern, to the overworked teacher, to the nonprofit worker and even the professional athlete–Jaffe reveals how all of us have been tricked into buying into a new tyranny of work.


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