“Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” How many times have you heard that advice? Labour journalist Sarah Jaffe says we need to rethink the idea that our jobs should be sources of personal fulfillment — let alone love. She argues that this attitude is used to keep workers […]
Appearance Type: radio
Your Co-Workers Are Not Your Family on Think
The saying, “love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life” puts a pretty face on a labor system that rewards passion with long hours and low pay. Sarah Jaffe is a Type Media Center reporting fellow who covers labor and economic justice, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk […]
The United States of Anxiety with Kai Wright
As Amazon workers conclude a historic unionization drive, we consider the history of collective action — and the struggle to shield our humanity from the demands of productivity.
Labor journalist and Type Media Center reporting fellow Sarah Jaffe breaks down the history of workplace organizing at Amazon and in the Black South. And she talks about her new book, “Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone,” as listeners chime in about their own experiences with collective action in the workplace.
Radio Ulster: The Lynette Fay Show
RTE Radio 1 The Business: Work Won’t Love You back
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
I was on Background Briefing with Ian Masters, talking about Work Won’t Love You Back as well as my latest Nation feature and the debate over reopening schools.
I Am Not My Work at Novara FM
There are two people by whom I’ve been excited to be interviewed about Work Won’t Love You Back since I was writing the damn thing. One of them is James Butler at Novara FM, and it’s up.
BBC Woman’s Hour
Times Radio with Mariella Frostrup
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 […]