Hired by James Bloodworth
Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

That said, the element of pleasure or at least satisfaction cannot be denied. For Bloodworth is the best young leftwing writer Britain has produced in years. And it is not only the exploited who are lucky to have him.
-Guardian

Synopsis

'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.
 

About James Bloodworth

See more books from this Author
 
Published June 1, 2018 by Atlantic Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel.
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Hired
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Nick Cohen on Mar 11 2018

That said, the element of pleasure or at least satisfaction cannot be denied. For Bloodworth is the best young leftwing writer Britain has produced in years. And it is not only the exploited who are lucky to have him.

Read Full Review of Hired: Six Months Undercover ... | See more reviews from Guardian

Rate this book!

Add Review