Over the past 18 months, a grueling recession and record-setting unemployment have caused millions of Americans to rethink their career paths. Gone are the days when one can expect to stay at the same company for an entire career. Job security seems to be a thing of the past, and even retirement seems far out of reach. Worse yet, as the size of the workforce dwindles, employers are expecting more from those who remain employed. Frustrated and angry American workers are beginning to wonder if remaining an “employee” is really worth the sacrifice.