I was out of work for a while, by my own choice. I left the military and decided to become a college teacher. I soon discovered many teaching jobs come with practically no benefits (only for full time teachers). Very few full time college teaching jobs were available so at times I worked a near full time load for no benefits, but since I was "part time" I could also be given no work and could be let go abruptly. I eventually I gave that career path up and am teaching high school English. I miss teaching college and hope to go back to it some day. If only people who worked part time could receive some kind of benefits and colleges had more loyalty for their employees.