Work won't love you back : how devotion to our jobs keeps us exploited, exhausted, and alone
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New York : Bold Type Books, 2021.
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First edition.
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v, 420 pages ; 25 cm.
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Published
New York : Bold Type Books, 2021.
Edition
First edition.
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-399) and index.
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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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Land O'Lakes Branch Library - BOOK - Adult331.2 JAFFEChecked OutJuly 29, 2024

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jaffe, S. (2021). Work won't love you back: how devotion to our jobs keeps us exploited, exhausted, and alone (First edition.). Bold Type Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jaffe, Sarah, 1980-. 2021. Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone. Bold Type Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jaffe, Sarah, 1980-. Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone Bold Type Books, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jaffe, Sarah. Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone First edition., Bold Type Books, 2021.

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