It’s a job with a little history.
In the summer of 2000, a young woman named Jennifer Nussbaum was hired by a group of travelers to help run a small travel agency in Orlando.
The agency’s mission was to provide tours for families, and Nussba was asked to help them book their hotels.
But she wasn’t a full-time tour guide; she was hired as a volunteer.
“I was not a professional tour guide, and I wasn’t even sure I wanted one,” Nussbauer told me.
“But I had a very strong passion for it and I figured if I wanted to get paid to do this, it was worth it.”
In 2001, Nussbach became a full time tour guide.
She had been working in the hotel industry for years and had worked as a tour operator before that, and she was ready to get back to her family.
She and her husband, Brian, were excited to take the plunge.
“We had never done this before, so we knew that this was going to be very exciting,” Nausbaum told me when I interviewed her for the feature.
They decided to sign a three-year contract and flew to Florida in June of 2002 to work full-day shifts for the first time.
The first year they spent in Orlando, Nausbauer and Brian were on call 24/7, making sure the hotel and the airport were running smoothly.
But then they moved to Orlando’s main airport in the summer and worked 24/8.
When Nausbach was asked how she felt about the job, she told me, “I’ve never felt so excited to be doing this.
I can’t believe I’m doing it.
It’s been an incredible adventure.”
And, like many of the others interviewed by me for this story, she says she has been grateful for the opportunity to work in the hospitality industry.
But after a year and a half, Nusbauer decided to take a year off to work as a hotel guide.
That was in 2007, when her company, Holiday Inn Express, closed.
She spent three months at the airport in Orlando with her family, but by the end of the year, she had a feeling she’d lost the dream job.
“It felt like something had gone terribly wrong,” Nusbach told me at the time.
“Like, my life was over.
It felt like there was nothing that I could do about it.
I was really depressed and I felt like I was done.
It was so depressing.”
The next year, Nuksbauer started a new career as a travel agent.
But it was a very different experience.
She felt like she was working on her first big family vacation, and it was going well.
But her boss asked her to take off a week before her scheduled trip to Las Vegas to take care of her kids while she was away.
She didn’t feel up to the task, and a few weeks later, Nufbauer was offered a new job as a manager at the resort where she had worked before.
She quickly accepted and went back to Orlando to work with a new team of guides.
That new team, however, didn’t have a vacation.
Nussbushes job as manager lasted just one more year, and by that point, she and her family had moved back to Florida.
Nusbauers life changed again when she decided to get pregnant.
She was pregnant with their first child, but her husband had a job that summer.
The couple was living in Florida and Nusbaum didn’t want to take her kids to work, so they packed up their stuff and went to the airport to pick them up.
By this time, the vacation that had brought Nussbeaters family together was over, and they had to leave.
“You know, this was a huge turning point in our lives,” Nuzbauer said.
“For the first two months, we were not sure what to do.”
But when she got home, Nuzbach was relieved.
“My family was in good hands,” she said.
She told me that after that experience, she felt like her life had changed forever.
“Everything just clicked for me,” Nukbauer continued.
“And when I was able to go back to my family, I felt that it was the right thing to do for them and their kids.”
But the work still wasn’t done for her.
She wanted to stay at home with the children, but that’s not the position she found herself in.
“That’s the first thing that really hurt me,” she told the story.
“Because I was just really tired of it.
And I didn’t know what to tell my family.
I didn�t know what they thought of me.
And when I told them, it made me feel very sad and embarrassed.”
For Nussbarths first year back at home, she went from a full job as hotel guide to a part-time job as