I’m job-searching right now and have been upset to find out what companies are offering. I am part-time currently and am seeking full-time employment. I work as a consultant and the jobs I’ve been contacted about are $20,000++ LESS than what I would be making full-time!! What is going on? Is this due to the economy? I’ve been with my current company 11+ years and I remember when I left back in 2007, the salary I received was significantly higher than what I was making.