I work at a large global company. The vast majority of IT jobs here, the engineers could do in their sleep. Sure, there are much higher paying and challenging IT gigs out there, but let's be honest, those are a pretty small minority. Anyway, my point was that the OP could get a few certs and get into of the lower/mid level jobs that are the glut of the market. You personally might not consider these positions very desirable, but for the OP it would be a big step up from his current situation.