Common Wealth and The World Transformed are pleased to present the launch of ‘Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone’, the latest book from labour journalist Sarah Jaffe.
‘Work Won’t Love You Back’ is a thoroughly reported investigation into the persistent myths around a “labour of love”, where work is 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.
Jaffe will be speaking alongside Dalia Gebrial (Associate Researcher at Autonomy) and Amelia Horgan (author of the forthcoming Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism). The discussion will explore workplace democracy, the labour movement and more.