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Last updated: 11 august, 2010 - 17:39 GMT

From private jets to pitching tents

Penelope Cooper

Penelope says that being made redundant was an immense relief

Penelope Cooper lost her well-paid job in the insurance industry in the early days of the recession in 2008.

However, for her there has been a real upside to the downturn.

She says losing her job has meant finding her true vocation.

She is now in charge of Girl Guides around Europe.

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First broadcast 11 August 2010

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