Event • New York

Author Sarah Jaffe on reimagining our relationship with work on Axios

American labor has long been stratified into blue collar and white collar, although the hues have never shone so brightly as they have during the pandemic. Axios Re:Cap digs into our changing relationship with work, and what might come next, with Sarah Jaffe, author of a new book titled “Work Won’t Love You Back.”

Event • Madison, WI

Central Time on Wisconsin Public Radio

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 […]

Event • London

RSA Event Online: Work Won’t Love You Back

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.

Event • Washington, DC

Your Rights At Work Radio

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 […]

Event • London

BOOK LAUNCH! ‘Work Won’t Love You Back’ by Sarah Jaffe

Common Wealth and The World Transformed are pleased to present the launch of ‘Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone’, the latest book from labour journalist Sarah Jaffe.

Event • Chicago

Virtual Book Launch at Pilsen Community Books

Join us as we welcome Sarah Jaffe, Kenzo Shibata and Micah Uetricht for a discussion of Sarah’s new book Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone. ** This event will be streamed via YouTube Live through the Pilsen Community Books YouTube channel. Register for free here for a link to view […]

Event • London

Times Radio with Mariella Frostrup

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.

Event • London

BBC World Service Weekend

I was on BBC World Service’s Weekend program to discuss Work Won’t Love You Back (and they played me on with Dolly Parton, so I’m thrilled, of course). You can go check it out at their website, where my appearance starts at about the 42 minute mark.