The unemployment rate here in WA. state is pretty high. Since we've moved up here 8 months ago my job situation has been less then stable. I have worked for 3 different companies and now I'm on to the fourth. First one went out of business due to owner's negligence, second one ended up being too filthy and misleading job description, and third one was absolutely perfect except it was a temp. position since the pastry chef was out on disability for 3 months. The owners ended up liking my work more(plus there were other issues) and wanted to keep me but the legal hassle for them was not worth it. Needless to say I made lifelong friends but once again I am unemployed. Professionally, I don't make a habit out of jumping from one job to the next. My last gig in CA. I was their pastry chef for 6 years. I'm thinking about working for a company(bit on the upscale side)----where I'll be taking a pay cut but the benefits package and commute(5 miles) are major pros. It still isn't my ideal job situation(style of cakes is on the gaudy side, but maybe I can chage that) but at least it will help get the mortgage paid. Now my question to you pastry chefs: Do you wait for the "right" job if you can afford it or do you just take any job while your still searching(and the search for the past couple of months has been very bare).