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Work Won't Love You Back
Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone | Sarah Jaffe
Whether it's working for free in exchange for 'experience', enduring poor treatment in the name of being 'part of the family', or clocking serious overtime for a good cause, more and more of us are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do work we enjoy.Work Won't Love You Back examines how we all bought into this 'labour of love' myth: the idea that certain work is not really work, and should be done for the sake of passion rather than pay. Through the lives and experiences of various workers--from the unpaid intern and the overworked teacher, to the nonprofit employee, the domestic worker and even the professional athlete--this compelling book reveals how we've all been tricked into a new tyranny of work.Sarah Jaffe argues that understanding the labour of love trap will empower us to work less and demand what our work is worth. Once freed, we can finally figure out what actually gives us joy, pleasure and satisfaction.
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breadnroses
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I really enjoyed this book by journalist Sarah Jaffe! She obliterates the myth that “if you love what you do you‘ll never work a day in your life” and demonstrates how that myth masks exploitation by the boss. She does a great job of writing clearly and breaking down pretty complex political and economic concepts. I would highly recommend this book to everyone!! 🌟5/5🌟

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iread2much
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The history of labor is well written, but needs much better citations, esp since the author makes some pretty big claims. I don‘t think her book was well structured to support her final argument- that we can‘t really demand and get more respect & better treatment in our jobs until we stop loving them. Also, a TON of the book was about women‘s labor & how it is not valued & creates the problem of love, but not how to address that. 2/5 stars

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RamsFan1963
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Bailedbailed

I tried and tried to read this, but I just wasn't that interested. I renewed it twice and still had only read 23% of it when I gave up. On to other things....

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Nalbuque
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Pickpick

This was SOOOO good! Engrossing read on labor around topics of feminism, capitalism, race, sports, government, education…OMG what a wonderful book. Super interesting, super informative, and super hopeful. I love a good story abt organizing, even when it‘s obvious that we have so much more to do.
#2021 #WomenAuthors #Politics

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TheBookDream
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Yet another library book started at the last second 🙄

Liatrek I love your book mark❤️❤️ Where did you get it? 1y
Fantasy_bookworm Looks like an interesting book! Also loving your bookmark 1y
Liatrek @SW-T Thank you! I will be adding to my book mark collection ❤️ 1y
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Mitch
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I don‘t need to even click on the link to know the stars are reading me right this month!

https://lithub.com/the-astrology-book-club-what-to-read-this-month-based-on-your...

squirrelbrain Ha! So true.... 2y
Mitch @squirrelbrain Our Virgo anthem for the month! 2y
TrishB I feel that title 2y
eri.reads I absolutely stacked because work has been hellish and I'm sick and tired of putting in 14+ hr days with no reward except for more chronic pain!! 2y
Mitch @eri.reads I hear you 😥 2y
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