A recent article in the New York Times points to the large number of women who are getting back to work– having to choose a job because of the effect the recession has had on their families. Husbands have lost their jobs and/or the economics of a single person working no longer give them the comforts that they were used to.
The compulsions of holding down a job during tough economic times need hardly be underscored. When you work in an organisation, you do build a certain equity in that organisation- amongst your peers, your team members and certainly amongst your supervisors. Call that your Personal Equity. Getting out of a job and getting into another means throwing away the equity you have earned over time due to your efforts and contributions.