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Wanna know how to survive the apocalypse? Get a job.

If Hollywood’s morbid fascination with the end of the world has taught us one thing, it’s that being ordinary helps your chances.

Tom Cruise’s post-apocalyptic repair man in ‘Oblivion’, out this week, now joins Bruce Willis’ ‘Armageddon’ oil rigger, John Cusack’s ‘2012’ limo driver and Kevin Costner’s postman in, well, ‘The Postman’, on the list of blue-collar folk who survived disaster movie Doomsdays.

We set our Joe on the case to investigate the trend, and whilst he’s at it, maybe get a job too…