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COVID Careers – From Pilot to Tram Driver in a year

This week we meet another person whose work life was turned upside down when the COVID-19 Pandemic struck in early 2020.

Doug Rahn has spent all of his career flying big jet planes, for the RAAF and in recent decades as a commercial airline pilot.

That all ground to a halt when COVID-19 shutdown the international airline industry.

Doug suddenly found himself out of work.

So he decided to find a new way to make a living moving people about.

This is his story,



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Sally Rugg, Executive director at Change.org Australia – @sallyrugg

Francis Leach, ACTU – @SaintFrankly