Yeah, it's stuff like this that makes me contemplate my existence as a physics PhD student. http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_418626.html [Broken] This reminds me of another PhD dude I heard about last year who drives cars for a living. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95545761 Granted, both of these examples are in biology, but I would think that with the current demand in health care, biological sciences would be more employable than the physical sciences. That, and I also happen to know a physics postdoc (formerly in my own research group!) who is currently unemployed. Hmm...maybe I should hav just gone into the taxi industry right out of high school. At least that way, I could have spent the past seven years working my way to the top. Assuming it's not a single-state system, that is.