How Much Is That Toxic Asset in the Window?
How Long is Too Long to be Unemployed?

Over 50, Out of Work, Open to Change

"More and more finance executives fit that description in these days of recession and downsizing. The best cure: constant effort and a positive outlook...

Kenneth Zuerblis, the former CFO of ImClone Systems, just turned 50 and is out of work — and he could not care less. If his unemployment lasts for four years, he says, he won’t be bothered at all. Such a carefree attitude is a luxury that many other "in transition" finance executives in their 50s and 60s cannot afford, the stock-market plunge having devastated their retirement savings. In the case of Zuerblis, money is not an issue, which is why he says he is being "extremely picky" with potential employers..."
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