I don't know what this young woman wanted. Her constant whine about her teaching job before war actually started is annoying enough, and her pupils cannot have had a very good education. It seems to me that she was simply in the wrong job.
Why did she not look for another job, more suited to her taste? When war commenced, there were plenty of positions available in munitions, farming, the forces. And why did she not attempt to learn how to make her own clothes instead of bemoaning her lack of new clothes?.