I get the usual calls from recruiters and such trying to sell me on dead-end jobs, but what I hear lately is that the job market is really terrible even in this field. Any thoughts? I got forced back into the job market because my wife took a job in another city. I'm not having problems finding _a_ job, but I am having problems finding _a good_ job. And by good job, I mean a job where my performance is tied directly to PnL, and not some vague, management-decided bonus. Are people just more risk-averse, avoiding starting up speculative groups with more favorable payouts, or what? What is going on? Just a few years ago, people were beating down my door with deals like "13-15% cut of strategy" with health benefits. Now, it's all these low-tier roles at around 100k-150k with tiny bonuses and no future, maybe doing like front-end stuff. Should I settle, or keep looking? I am not thrilled with some of these job descriptions.