Well, maybe, just maybe, the fact that the main character "helps" people who are seconds away from being jobless dealing with it, has a meaning, after all. Because his own life has no structure, no emotional ties, no "land", he has the perfect job. He found, himself, ways to cope with it, to love it. So he gives professional "help" for people about to lose all he "thinks" he does not need. But then, he's distracted.