Hired : Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

Hired : Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

Description

The Times best current affairs and big ideas books of the year, 2018

'A very discomforting book, no matter what your politics might be... very good' Sunday Times

'Potent, disturbing and revelatory' Evening Standard

We all define ourselves by our profession. But what if our job was demeaning, poorly paid, and tedious? Cracking open Britain's divisions journalist James Bloodworth spends six months living and working across Britain, taking on the country's most gruelling jobs. He lives on the meagre proceeds and discovers the anxieties and hopes of those he encounters, including working-class British, young students striving to make ends meet, and Eastern European immigrants.

From the Staffordshire Amazon warehouse to the taxi-cabs of Uber, Bloodworth narrates how traditional working-class communities have been decimated by the move to soulless service jobs with no security, advancement or satisfaction. This is a gripping examination of Brexit Britain, a divided nation which needs to understand the true reality of how other people live and work before it can heal.


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Details

Author(s)
James Bloodworth
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
148 x 225 x 21mm | 398g
Publication date
15 Jun 2018
Publisher
ATLANTIC BOOKS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Main
Illustrations note
TBC
ISBN10
1786490145
ISBN13
9781786490148
Bestsellers rank
54,510