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Popular jobs that nearly disappeared

The world of work was once dramatically different. As technology has progressed and the now-volatile marketplace has culled a vast amount of Britain’s once-bustling high streets, many brands that historically formed part of the heart of the UK’s retail industry have now been relegated to the history books.

In the year 2000, the internet was on the cusp of becoming as influential as it is now, and the concept of its potential to alter the jobs market simply wasn’t realised by even the most historic of companies. Facebook, now one of the biggest players in marketing and social communities on the internet didn’t exist yet, and Amazon was only in the initial stages of taking on traditional retail outlets.

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