As we approach towards the end of the decade, its time we look back at the decade and see how the world has changed. So many things have changed for the worse, but there are some things that have actually improved. Here’s a quick look at what is IN and what is OUT today!

 

OUT: faded jeans to make you look trendy

star-0121_11IN: modified genes to make your kids look like Wendy

 

OUT: Cell phones with colored screen display and polyphonic ring tones

IN: Cell phones that help you pay traffic fines, check email, unlock your car, watch cable television and .. well.. teleport yourself

 

OUT: Low interest home loans

IN: Home loan defaults

 

OUT: Having a good job

IN: Having a job

 

OUT: Sending your buddies jokes and funny videos

IN: Sending your buddies your most “updated and recent” resume

 

OUT: Iraq War, Afghan War

IN: Pakistan War, Iran War, Gaza War

 

OUT: Dunkin Donuts

IN: Krispy Kreme

 

OUT: Army dictatorship in Pakistan

IN: Zardari dictatorship in Pakistan

 

OUT: The Matrix’s NEOneo

IN: The Dark Knight’s Joker

 

OUT: Texas

IN: Chicago

 

OUT: Saeed Anwar

IN: No one

 

OUT: Honeymooning in Paris

IN: Honeymooning in Bhurban

 

OUT: Bomb blasts in Baghdad

IN: Bomb blasts in Islamabad

 

OUT: Shahrukh Khan

IN: Shahrukh Khan (with a six pack)

 

OUT: Ponting’s boys

IN: Dhoni’s boys

 

OUT: Concorde

IN: Airbus A380s

 

OUT: Ferraris

IN: Audi R8saudi_r8

 

OUT: Karishma Kapoor

IN: Kareena Kapoor

 

OUT: Afridi’s batting

IN: Afridi’s bowling

 

OUT: Contact lenses to avoid eye-glasses

IN: Refractive lens surgery to avoid eye-glasses

 

OUT: Atkin’s diet

IN: Gastric surgery

 

OUT: Hassani Mubarak

IN: Hassani Mubarak

 

OUT: Tony Blair and George Bush

IN: Gordon Brown and Barrack Obama

 

OUT: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

IN: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

 

OUT: PTV’s one-sided news

IN: Geo’s one-sided newsFILES-PAKISTAN-POLITICS-COURT-SHARIF

 

OUT: Chaudhry “The Bhai log” Brothers

IN: Sharif “The Police Muqabla Group” Brothers

 

OUT: Jal

IN: Laal

 

OUT: Al Qaeda

IN: Lashkar e Tayyaba

 

OUT: The dot com bubble crash resulting in a recession

IN: The sub-prime loan market crash resulting in a depression

 

OUT: Steve Jobs

IN: Jobs

 

OUT: John Stewart

IN: Steven Colbert

 

OUT: Paying too much for gas

IN: Having no money for cheap gas

 

OUT: Early retirement

IN: Working at McDonald’s post retirement

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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.