The line never moves.

Why Having a Job Has Become Costlier Than Its Worth

My programming gig that I managed to hold on to for more than five months came to a screeching halt when I entered my sublet and saw the missed call from my agency.

I listened to the message and knew immediately that I was jobless. Again. Her voice was achingly heavy and she permitted me to call her anytime until 8 pm. This wasn’t a reminder to fill in missing hours or…