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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low Wage Britain

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James Bloodworth

Saturday 13th October 18:45 - 19:45 | Northwood House

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 spent 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, James tells us how traditional working-class communities have been decimated by the move to soulless service jobs with no security, advancement or satisfaction.


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