This week I received phone calls and e-mails about some potential job opportunities and that’s a tremendous increase from the near ZERO I got from January thru July.   In one week I was solicited six times with some potential opportunities so something is actually happening out there that is causing some employers to think about hiring.

I must admit too that many of these companies have gone to extremes slashing and burning jobs over the past year and some of them may actually be smart enough to understand that there may be a huge labor crunch after many boomers have opted for early retirement and others have opted for different lifestyles like starting their own businesses.

A few people I know have given up on corporate America and I was on the fence on that one for a long time.   I am nearly certain that the next time I get laid off I may seriously consider starting my own business or never returning to corporate life.