Well for me 2010 isn't any better than 2009 was. Jobs are still hard to come by. Some people who had hours cut last year are still working reduced hours. Work has not picked up to a pace that employers feel confident to put workers back to 40 hours. Employers still want to pay rock bottom wages, people take it because they want to work, and when the are doing the job of 2 or 3 and are expected to not complain, some just say that they had enough and walk out. People will only take so much stress, it gets to a point that you cannot sleep at night as it is bad for your health. The Unemployment rate is still going to be close to where it is now for all of 2010, some will get summer jobs, but come the end of summer, that even will evaporate.