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The Wall Street Journal has a blog, “Laid Off And Looking,” that follows eight unemployed business professionals as they look for the next gig in the post-meltdown rubble.  Each of the MBA’s writes about their experiences looking for new jobs and, perhaps, new lives.

From Spencer Cutter, laid off from Lehman Brothers last spring:

Now that I have been out of that culture for the better part of a year and have lost a lot of money as my restricted Lehman stock went to $0, I have re-discovered that the quality of my life is not determined by the quantity of my income. What impact has this had on my current job search? I’m focusing a lot less on the paycheck and am placing a much higher premium on a career that will not only be challenging and rewarding, but that will also provide a sense of longevity, stability, and balance. Money is still important, but I’m no longer obsessed about trying to get as much as possible as quickly as possible.

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