After six seasons, HBO's Girls is coming to an end this weekend. Writer-director-star Lena Dunham created characters in their early twenties who were struggling to figure out the contours of adulthood, and a major complication of that was determining how to make money. How to find meaningful work also, but firstly, how to make money.
Girls debut episode finds protagonist Hannah Horvath getting cut off financially by her parents, and even with that set-up (and all the other life lessons the girls accrue over the series), the characters never seemed all that interested in staying employed. To wit, a few of the gigs they tried and abandoned—broken down by character.