“So, Mr Archer, why did you leave your last job?”
What exactly is he going to say? The full truth would pretty much damn him entirely, while something along the lines of “I couldn’t cope with the childcare requirements after my wife died”, though true, would not make him a particularly strong candidate. Of course he could point to the irregular and unsocial hours as a major factor, but what skills does he have that would interest anyone hiring for a 9-5 job? As far as I am aware he has a fairly rudimentary education, no office/IT skills… Can he really expect much beyond a bit of labouring—which might be every bit as irregular and unsocial as keeping, but nothing like as well paid?