Work Won't Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe audiobook

Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

By Sarah Jaffe
Read by Sarah Jaffe

Bold Type Books 9781568589398

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549162787

  • ISBN: 9781549162763

Runtime: 13.00 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

A deeply-reported examination of why "doing what you love" is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives.

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.

As Jaffe argues, understanding the trap of the labor of love will empower us to work less and demand what our work is worth. And once freed from those binds, we can finally figure out what actually gives us joy, pleasure, and satisfaction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jaffe is clear-eyed about all the ways employers exploit workers’ goodwill, but…she has also seen how workers use love to their advantage in organizing.” New Republic
“A stunning critique of capitalism, a collective conversation on the meaning of life and work, and a discerning contribution to the demands of the future society everyone deserves.” Jane McAlevey, author of A Collective Bargain
“Jaffe’s exhaustive research, expressed in crisp and lucid sentences, is served well by her high-quality narration.” AudioFile
“An extremely timely analysis of how we arrived at these brutal inequalities and of some of the ways in which a deliberately atomised workforce is beginning to organize to challenge them.” The Guardian (London)
“Jaffe’s committed, on-the-ground engagement, historical range, and ferocious gathering of revolutionary thought combines to create something genuine and profound.” Jordy Rosenberg, author of Confessions of the Fox
“By pulling apart the myth that work is love, Jaffe shows us that we can reimagine futures built on care, rather than exploitation.” Naomi Klein, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Sarah Jaffe

Author Bio: Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe is the author of Necessary Trouble and Work Won’t Love You Back. She is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Salon, The Week, American Prospect, and many other publications.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 13.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English