There's a lot I can't quantify or properly describe about my huband's experience as an adjunct professor/our experience during that time. But I did put together a snapshot of what the driving/commuting costs looked like compared to the pay...
@platypus This is all achingly familiar. My husband retired from adjuncting after we did a similar exercise (after I got tenure). Minor loss of income, major loss of stress.
@delibrarian Yes absolutely. I'm so glad that we have that out of our lives.