netmeg - 12:35 pm on Jul 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
If you get sacked, you can find another job. It may take a while, and you may have to change your skill set, but even in this economy, there are always opportunities for people with the right skills.
But there aren't a lot of opportunities for second chances with AdSense.
So I don't think it's nonsense to advise people not to count on AdSense. You ultimately do control if and where you work. You don't control much of anything having to do with AdSense (and it's less every year)
Of course, if you diversify on your web income, you're back in control. That's why I'm working on my direct ads. And I have a couple affiliate sites (and ideas for a couple more)