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

a book by Sarah Jaffe

Work Won’t Love You Back on the Green and Red Podcast

In our latest episode, we’re excited to speak with labor journalist and author Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) about her new book “Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone.” In the episode, we discuss her new book, the evolution of work and the working class and the gender dynamics at play through it. We talk about the “labor of love” myth, work in the education, non-profit, essential care sectors and more. At the end, Sarah quotes W.E.B. Dubois and Bob reads us some Uncle Whiskers.


Great episode and Sarah’s book is an important piece of work that is required reading for the Green and Red Podcast audience.


Sarah Jaffe is a labor journalist, author and co-host of the Belabored Podcast. Her books include the “Work Won’t Love You Back” and “Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.” Both published by Bold Type Books. 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.