Well folks, it's official. The department of commerce has officially declared that we've been in a recession since late 2007 and that our economy has shed over 500,000 jobs last month. At this rate, we are set to lose almost 2 million jobs this quarter while unemployment will hit a 16 year high. From what I'm hearing, the law firm where I used to work is on the verge of bankruptcy and most of the lateral staff are being laid-off. A lot of my friends who used to work at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley are unemployed and living with their parents. Right now, I feel like I've dodged a bullet because I managed to find a job at a hospital right before the economy imploded. Smart move on my part, even though it doesn't pay as much as my old job, I would have probably been laid off by now if I had stuck with it. Given the fact that there are millions of our skilled, highly educated colleagues out in the workforce with no job prospects or use for their hard-earned JDs, MBAs, and Master's, has this thought ever occurred to you: aren't you glad you decided to switch careers? I mean, sure we are looking at a ten-year training during which time, we'll be forking over $200,000 for the privilege of working for minimum wage. But it's times like these that I feel downright smart for having choosen this path instead of the alternatives.