Here is an article that chronicles—no pun intended—the what happened to someone who was an "adjunct" for twenty-five years at a major academic university. It is too bad that the corporate university is finding adjuncts more and more convenient. It isn't just the restaurant industry that is making "living wage" a dirty word. Underemployment seems to be the future for our grandchildren.
Is it any comfort that not every highly qualified academic will meet with this fate, and that some will be lucky?