I'm currently unemployed which is why I became active in hubpages. I'm applying for positions that have nothing to do with what I want to do and I know that I will be miserable but in this economy you have to take what you can get! Also, many of the jobs I've looked at offer minimum wage, which definitely isn't livable anymore. Even at full time/overtime, you would be scraping by on minimum wage. I was paid min wage (two years ago) to work at a dept store going in at 4am, unloading the truck, unpacking boxes, lifting heavy things, etc. I realized that there was no way I should be getting paid that for what I was doing.