It's a pretty grim situation out there.
I have a fallback plan - swim teaching!
Seriously - with TAFE student numbers falling, book sales for mid-list writers dropping, I - and others - may have to make serious career adjustments. I'm not good in hospitality - and anyway, I'm the wrong age to get good tips. I may as well utilise my teaching skills, spend some time with children (and, possibly, get ideas for stories) and get free gym membership as well!
It's Plan B.