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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain
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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain (Paperback)

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Longlisted for the Orwell Prize, 2019

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The Times Round-up of the Best Non-fiction Paperbacks, 2019

The Times Best Current Affairs and Big Ideas Book of the Year, 2018



For many in modern Britain, careers are low-paid and high-risk, a series of short-term jobs with no security and little future. In this essential expose, James Bloodworth goes undercover to investigate how working life has become a waking nightmare. From the Orwellian reach of an Amazon warehouse to the trials of a care worker, Hired is a clear-eyed analysis of a divided nation and a riveting dispatch from the very frontline of low-wage Britain.



'An extraordinary and unsettling journey into the way modern Britons work. It is George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London for the gig-economy age' MATTHEW D'ANCONA, author of Post-Truth

BusinessEconomicsLabour economicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSocial classesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPoverty & unemployment Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 07/02/2019 ISBN-13: 9781786490162  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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James Bloodworth is the former editor of Left Foot Forward, the influential political website. He is a fortnightly columnist for the International Business Times and regularly contributes to the Independent, Guardian, New Statesman and Wall Street Journal.

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