If you are planning to relocate and want to look for temp or temp-to-perm work as you make your transition, consider Memphis, Columbus, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Dallas/Ft. Worth—basically, any medium-large to super-large Midwestern or Southern city.
I was accumulating money without working very hard, so clearly something was wrong with the system; and not realizing yet that it wasn’t my pay but my expenses that were anomalous, I assumed that somewhere, a mistake had been made. After all, I would have been willing to do the work for $10 an hour. Where was this market efficiency I kept hearing about?