Labour in the News

Career Advice for Newly Minted Workers

Beware the ‘hope economy.’ Flee if you hear ‘do what you love.

An American academic has written a book that may just be the perfect piece of career advice for this spring’s small army of graduates: Do What You Love: And Other Lies about Success and Happiness.

Of course the title of Miya Tokumitsu’s book is a play on the 1987 self-help tome that empowered the greed-is-good Yuppies: Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow.

And with that, I hope we can declare that the neoliberal propaganda of the 1980s is almost over, if not the consequences of it. (Dare we hope this will prevent people trying to resurrect their fashions too?) Read More

By Shannon Rupp, Yesterday, TheTyee.ca