Today, anyone who loves their job likes to hear that they have let neoliberal ideology bewitch their minds. What nonsense.
If what has been widely read for some time is true, then we all work too much. And not only that: we also do it voluntarily. “Capitalism’s greatest trick” would be “to convince us that Work Our great love is”, writes the author Sarah Jaffe in “Work Won’t Love You Back”. But the revolution is approaching, the ideal of professional self-realization is shaking. Teresa Bücker claims in “Alle_Zeit” that she no longer mentions her jobwhen she introduces herself to new acquaintances. “I like my work, but it’s not the most interesting thing about me and it’s not what defines me.”