Yahoo has an article on Recession-Proof Jobs in 2008. It’s the same old list of jobs in the industries of health care, energy, and security. I have a few recession-proof job recommendations for those of you who are unemployed and — if George Bush gets his way — won’t see an extension of your unemployment benefits.
- Fry cook at McDonald’s: Cheap food & fast service is needed more than ever during a recession, especially when people are working two jobs.
- Hair stylist at Great Clips: There will never be a time when Americans cut their own hair because we are too obsessed with image; however, we may only be able to afford $10 per cut. That’s the market edge that Great Clips, BoRics, and SuperCuts can leverage during a recession.
- Department manager at retailers like Wal-Mart and Target: Americans depend upon cheap, Chinese goods (duh) and most retailers can’t hang on to good employees for an extended period of time. If you show up for work and don’t steal, you are a candidate for a management position.
- In-home daycare provider: This is the best recession-proof job because access to abortion in America is increasingly limited and many Americans will be working 2 or 3 jobs during a recession. If you can watch a bunch of kids at your home, you will always have a job providing childcare to low-income American women. Especially single mothers.
Am I missing any job opportunities in a recession, Suckers?