Hollywood - which provides an example that's analogous to how things have gone with for American workforce over the last 70 years or so.
The golden years of the big fully integrated studios were the ‘30's and 40’s. Like integrated industrial
Projects in the new
Contrast this with many displaced, unemployed, and underemployed workers struggling today and you can understand why I recommend taking on a similar perspective. That is to say, see yourself as these movie business people do, as a free agent niche specialist that moves from project to project, not someone who settles in letting their saw become dull.
Hopefully your gigs will last longer, 4 to 6 years instead of months. But still, don't expect anything longer than this and don't settle in. Like the new Hollywood folks, put out maximum effort while the job lasts but remain in continuous search mode the entire time. You will be both a better employee and independent free agent for it.
John Jeffrey Lundell