Has the current economic DEPRESSION affected me?
YES!!!! I'm not RICH! I'm also a mechanical engineer who has not been able to get an engineering job for two years. I'm working for less than half what I made as an engineer. Thank god my kids are grown, so I only have myself to support now, although I would like to be able to help my kids out, but cannot. All the lectures I got all my life about working hard and getting an education so I could have a comfortable life and a good old age were crap. Yes, I'm pissed.