“As a military spouse, I found that moving a lot does not help you build a career in most fields, including mine. I also found a significant amount of reluctance in employers to hire someone whose experience was from a good distance away and who would certainly leave their employment within three years. Thankfully, I also found gig work online that I could do anytime, anywhere, and as much or little as I wanted. Perhaps my life doesn’t seem important to politicians and bureaucrats, but remember: spousal happiness has enormous bearing on military retention and morale, and I am far from the only military spouse grateful for the freedom of the gig economy.”