There are some instances in which one has difficulty in securing a full-time employment due to the bad economy. I have heard such example. This is particularly the said statement in which the economy is going south. I am not sure whether this is the true situation on the ground.
It will be more prudent for one to decide whether he/she is willing to focus on the existing pay package in chartering the next course of the action. This will allow one to be more proactive and be the master of own destiny. I always believe that no one is indispensable and one will have to decide his/her available choice on a proactive basis.