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Work has changed, and in many ways for the better. Hours have become more flexible, so parents and carers can spend time with those they love. We have more holidays. Smartphones, tablets and laptops have unshackled us from our desks. It’s illegal to discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, disability or sexuality. There’s a minimum wage.

But much is just the same, or worse than ever. Too many firms now expect you to be available round the clock, to answer their stupid emails or talk to clients on the other side of the world. Cameras and GPS track your every movement and toilet break; software counts each keystroke. And while we never dreamed of some of the jobs that have come into being, we have also watched the collapse of industries that once seemed indestructible.

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