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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

by James Bloodworth

Audiobooks of the Month Business The Real World

Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain Synopsis

From the Orwellian reach of an Amazon warehouse to the time trials of a council care worker and the grim reality behind the glossy Uber App, Hired is a clear-eyed analysis of a divided nation and a riveting dispatch from the very frontline of low-wage Britain.

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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Publication date: 20/06/2019
Publisher: Whole Story Quest
Format: Audiobook

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Publication date: 20th June 2019
Author: James Bloodworth
Publisher: Whole Story Quest
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Business, The Real World,

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