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    You really can't avoid as its seemingly everywhere on the news: the U.S. Economy is in a full blown recession. In these trying times with massive corporate layoff and unemployment numbers rising every month, education become more important than ever. Though a college degree won't promise a life of ease and comfort it will most definitely make you more "recession-proof," especially in the uncertainty of the future that is to come.


    I wanted to share this career guide to everyone here. It's a career guide from Saint Leo University that gives tips to help people plan on how to recession-proof their own career. The guide also has facts, suggestions, and other helpful info on how to maneuver through these difficult economic times by earning a degree online.


    You can find the Saint Leo University career guide here: http://blog.saintleo.edu/podpress_tr...ide_career.pdf

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    While the opening poster seems to be a spammer, i'm keeping this topic alive as it's currently pertinent.

    There are no way to recession proof any career, any profession will be affected to some degrees by a global recession.

    Admittedly some are less affected by others, and this is the same as with the globalization efforts.

    From the top of my head, the following jobs are somewhat less affected by the overall economics as they are essential community jobs:-
    1) Doctors
    2) Nurses
    3) Policemen
    4) Firemen
    5) Sewage/ Garbage Disposal Specialist
    6) Teachers

    Any others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Han Solo View Post
    Any others?
    I would think that most civil service jobs are safe. And the demand for repo-men should be higher.
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    actually, teachers and policemen can also be hit since the state is also getting in debt. On top of that, jobs drop, taxes drop, welfare increases-->state cannot afford to hire as many teachers & policemen. Though on the upside, the government can also try to "create jobs". bleh

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    Studentship is recession-proof... because you are the one paying.
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    What about supermarket workers? From what I've heard, large food supermarkets are doing fine despite the recession. Although their food may not necessarily be the cheapest but still, everyone has to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubblegum View Post
    What about supermarket workers? From what I've heard, large food supermarkets are doing fine despite the recession. Although their food may not necessarily be the cheapest but still, everyone has to eat.
    Even Wal-Mart's revenue is slowing down in the current american recession.

    Worldwide, there are stores such as Woolworth's that are already been shut down due to the economic condition.

    So supermarket workers are not really recession-proof.
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    recession proof = porn star
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNaR View Post
    recession proof = porn star
    Most people can probably cut back on that hobby.

    However, if they're addicted to something, or if their life depended on it, it's harder to cut back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNaR View Post
    recession proof = porn star
    The only situation where recession proof is true no matter what - 6 Feet Under .

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    Where's PJ? He should be proclaiming that we have reached the peak of perfection turning spam into a serious discussion. Or maybe we haven't yet.
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    I want to ask non-americans: how about where you live? Are you feeling the impact too?
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    The Fast Food Industry stays strong, ladies and gentlemen. Secure hours, and guaranteed permanent employment. *nod*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourplum View Post
    The Fast Food Industry stays strong, ladies and gentlemen. Secure hours, and guaranteed permanent employment. *nod*
    actually, i see a lot of fast food places trying to make "great deals" more often these days...perhaps a sign that they are not prospering as well as they'd like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Ying Ying View Post
    actually, i see a lot of fast food places trying to make "great deals" more often these days...perhaps a sign that they are not prospering as well as they'd like?
    Well Ren, my point was that, in terms of job sustainability [especially with the job market not doing well], Fast Food workers are pretty well off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNaR View Post
    recession proof = porn star
    Did you see the stunt that Larry Flint of Hustler, among others made?

    They asked the U.S. Congress for a bailout- in the line of the banking bailout.

    Proof that the porn industry is surely affected too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Han Solo View Post
    Did you see the stunt that Larry Flint of Hustler, among others made?

    They asked the U.S. Congress for a bailout- in the line of the banking bailout.

    Proof that the porn industry is surely affected too.

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