Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Jobless Professionals Yearn to Do Good - WSJ.com

Jobless Professionals Yearn to Do Good - WSJ.com: "Now, she's spending her severance pay on a mosquito net and malaria pills for her new job: as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching computer skills to high-school students in Cameroon.

Ms. Kornfeld, 26, applied to the program in August, before the worst part of the financial crisis. Her acceptance arrived a few weeks after she was laid off in January. 'Honestly, getting laid off was a good thing,' she says. 'Merrill Lynch just wasn't a good fit for me and it gave me an opportunity to do something different.'"

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