Jobbing labourer Ricky thinks he is finally about to become his own boss, as a free-lance driver with a parcel delivery company. But he fails to see the reality; no contract, no job security, no benefits, all the risk. Ricky’s wife, Abby works as a conscientious homecarer trying to achieve all she can for her elderly patients within the brief time allocated for each. While the couple work themselves into the ground, their home life is falling apart, particularly their parenting of teenage tearaway Seb and 11 year- old Lisa Jane. A story of our time.