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You've been told you should 'love' your work — but your work won't love you back
"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 — from nurses and teachers, to writers and Uber drivers — down for years, and even more so during the pandemic. She joins Piya Chattopadhyay to talk about her new book "Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone".