Forbes wants people to reinvent their careers

Eight people who were once big earners before seeing pink are profiled by Forbes as an indicator that anyone can reinvent themselves and become more fulfilled.

We see a Senior Vice President at Wellpoint who refused to relo from New Hampshire to Indiana - and the company acquiesced; a web development consultant who fiddles with code on his cell while the barber trims his locks; a 32 year old guy who put $1.5 million into his own hedge fund; a former ad sales executive who joined a regional broadcaster based in Nantucket; a pair of Ph.D. chemists for hire; an outback to QualComm; and the former President of Mimi Maternity.

These are lovely stories and speak to the drive of the top end of the bell curve; however, I wish the media would spend more time covering those in the middle and their struggles to find employment during difficult times.

Politics takes care of those who are at the bottom; politics also squeezes those at the top in the name of anger and taxes. But when the political, economic and social environments create quicksand for the rest of us and few write about it, the view becomes less clear.

I'd like to see Forbes write an article about people who find a way to get back on the same type of horse they were riding before the fall; this would be interesting reading.

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