The Metamorphosis

2. What does it suggest to the reader that Greggor's first concern is his job?

(after awakening as a bug)

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Gregor then begins thinking about his job as a traveling salesman. He hates the traveling, the worrying, and the fact that none of the acquaintances he makes are ever anything more than that. This whole bug transformation is both a blessing and a curse. He needs the money but can't do his job.