When you run out of rational explanations why your academic career is so insecure and challenging, when you passed the point of continuous self-doubt, what do you do? Yes, you turn to metaphysical explanations! Given the risk of losing the survival race in the most literate sense, you join forces with the global labour precariat of all shapes and sizes in beseeching San Precario for salvation. Although, dear reader, the author is fully familiar with Occam’s razor, he indulges in an intimate conversation with the Saint to reflect upon his own professional and personal Odyssey. The result is a mildly optimistic revelation that however intimidating academic precarity is, resisting it is still worthwhile, even if just for the sake of self-respect and personal integrity.