There are loads of people with impressive skills in different areas, who are unable to make money from their skills. Your dentist may be an excellent violinist. Your bus driver a wonderful painter. Your bank clerk a magnificent poet. It is just that they are not quite good enough to make a decent living from it. That is tragic but that is life.
My deepest respect to the skills of the laid off photographers, but time seems to have caught up with their jobs.
I assume you have to have tried all of them for a few days to qualify to vote?