Well, a "mid-profile" choral organization is searching for a new music director; I wrote for details of applying. On balance, I am of the opinion that it is a position I could probably fill, in musical terms; however, I lack the résumé elements which they will require, in order to consider me a serious candidate. It is perhaps not so very different from the times when I find a music teaching opening, but because I have no track record working in academia, I am a non-starter. Of course, it is not as if I were flipping burgers at a White Castle. Nevertheless, there may be no realistic prospect for me to earn a living in any way, other than in a musically underutilized capacity. It really only stings when I think that I could earn more, teaching music, for instance.