I had to laugh at this article in the New York Times, suggesting part-time college teaching as an option for un- or underemployed people. Really? Honestly, for the amount of time one puts in, you’d be better off waiting tables. But I understand, you’ve got your Ph.D., why waste it as a waitress. I do like my part-time gig, but if I were looking to make an actual income, I don’t think part-time teaching is what I’d be pursuing. I agree with the article that there are a lot of intangible benefits to teaching part time. But it also glosses over the generally poor treatment of adjuncts and all the complex reasons for the fact that there’s such a demand for adjuncts in the first place.