So, as much as I enjoyed working at UCC, and will always help those guys out, the latest two-month gig ended last Friday, and now I am in a new role as social media / PR consultant for Echo Communications. Just launched our new blog here.
I had a coffee with proprietor Jodi Echakowitz a few weeks ago, liked her plans and ideas, we're on the same page regarding social media -- and this all stemmed from a LinkedIn connection.
There you go, the work IS out there, you just have to go out and find it. Don't let the media's doom and gloom scenarios get you down.