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

Jaffe, Sarah, 1980- (author.).

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Burlington Public Library 331.2 JAFFE 2021 39851001594929 New Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 06/30/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 1568589395
  • ISBN: 9781568589398
  • Physical Description: v, 420 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bold Type Books, 2021.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Welcome to the working week -- What we might call love. Nuclear fallout: the family -- Just like one of the family: domestic work -- We strike because we care: teaching -- Service with a smile: retail -- Suffer for the cause: nonprofits -- Enjoy what you do! My studio is the world: art -- Hoping for work: interns : Proletarian professions: academia -- Playbor of love: technology -- It's all fun and games: sports -- Conclusion: What is love?
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Quality of work life.
Job satisfaction.
Work-life balance.
Work > Psychological aspects.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General.
Job satisfaction.
Quality of work life.
Work-life balance.
Work > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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