That wasn't needed. I could have done it for you.
Enlisting is becoming a modern Indentured Servant.
You enter into a contract where you give up your freedoms and rights in exchange for some specified compensation from the contract holder. That compensation must be provided before the contract ends, but it can be provided at the contract holder'* convenience, not when the indentured servant requests it.
That'* my random ponder for now. Since I'm not getting paid as of right now.