Last night he asked my help in getting his freelancing started. His field is design. I told him all the encouraging things such as much of my assignments now are designer-driven. All the help-wanted on elance. And all the tax deductions which go with being a contract employee.
His one worry and I couldn't neutralize that is the health insurance for his wife and himself. What I told him was lame: Had he been based in New York, not Connecticut, he could join the Freelancers Union and have access to its own healthcare facility.
The end of The Job is happening more rapidly than I had anticipate.