I was talking with a friend of mine recently when the subject of job searching came up. She had gone to a dinner party with about a dozen women a few weekends prior. They were all her age (mid-40’s) and more than half of them were out of work. Of course that was bad but perhaps the most sobering part was that they hadn’t really done anything to lose their jobs. They hadn’t been caught stealing, they weren’t padding expense reports and their performance reviews had all been fine.