So now I get the temp job with the 80-mile round trip commute and depressingly low pay. But it’s better than looking at having no money at all coming in in 8 weeks, especially since no one hires for anything in mid-December (in the white-collar realm, anyway). And it’s a casual office, so I can wear jeans, which beyond the obvious benefits means I don’t have to buy new clothes. Could be a lot worse!