Job security became an increasing uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Some were sent to work from home while others were furloughed, laid off, or lost their jobs completely. One of those forced to re-invent himself was Marc Walker when his job as a cruise director ended abruptly. He talks to Amy Sweezey about how he pivoted to land job security.
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