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Work won't love you back : how devotion to our jobs keeps us exploited, exhausted, and alone

Author: Sarah Jaffe
Publisher: New York, NY : Bold Type Books, [2021]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jaffe, Sarah, 1980-
Work won't love you back.
New York, NY : Bold Type Books, [2021]
(DLC) 2020031919
(OCoLC)1151895727
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Jaffe
ISBN: 9781568589381 1568589387 9781645037019 1645037010
OCLC Number: 1233522077
Description: 1 online resource (432 pages)
Responsibility: Sarah Jaffe.

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"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 nurse, 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"--

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