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There was an article yesterday in a leading UAE newspaper about the meat sections of two leading retail chains being shut down for selling expired meat. It came as a shock to a lot of people since a majority of the population trusted these outlets and expected them to keep up with the safety and health standards. What was even more interesting were the readers’ comments after the article. Everyone showed their disgust and disappointment in their own way. My personal favorite was…

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..But may I know the reason why you used to have loosemotion “together”?

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Watch Susan Boyle’s audition at Britain’s Got Talent (link below) and ask yourself just one simple question:

“How many times have you judged people based on their looks?”

When Susan Boyle walks onto the stage, she is greeted by taunting looks, raised eye-brows and sarcastic smiles. Not just the judges, but even the entire crowd  was almost booing at Susan Boyle when she tried to crack up a joke (“That’s just one side of me”). An “ugly” woman isn’t supposed to be flirty? A middle-aged woman can’t crack jokes? An overweight woman living with her cat can’t sing? So many stereotypes were linked instantly to Susan even before she said “hello”. That is sad and I hope atleast “some people” among the 100 million who have already seen this video realize how wrong and ugly the world has become. The surprised faces in the audiences and the judges when Susan sung her song were a yardstick that measured the depth of our ugliness. The ugliness which has ristricted our five senses to just one.

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Though there is no single occupation which is completely recession proof, some professions are less affected by a recession than others. In my opinion, the following professions are going to suffer less from the current world financial recession:

 

 

 

 scrubs1. Healthcare: Yes as long as people keep getting sick, there will always be a need for healthcare services. For those who still have an option of deciding their careers, the medical field is a safe bet. To be more specific doctors, nurses, pharmacists and physicians are stable roles. Healthcare professionals are decently paid in most parts of the world.

 

2. Education: There will always be a strong need for education. Especially teacher-doris-daytoday when many unemployed individuals will try going back to school to learn new skills and flairs that can help them develop their careers. Also K-12 schools will always have a demand for teachers as the population rises. To be more precise, for schools it is best to be a Math or Science teacher and for College being an Accounting or Literature instructor will keep you away from the sack. Education industry pays well and provides with decent benefits in many parts of the world.

 

  1. rambo3. Public Safety: Public safety includes professions like Police, Firefighters, Army, Navy, Air force etc. These are respectable professions and will be least affected by an economic recession as a recession doesn’t force a country to cut down its expense on safety, security, law and order.