Low pay, terrible benefits, and an unmatched view on life.
Barb Abelhauser and John Maycumber
“The pay’s horrible, the benefits are worse, but I have the most gorgeous view in the entire city.”
Barb Abelhauser worked in an office for 14 years. Then one day she quit, and decided to become a bridgetender on the Ortega River Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. She planned to work there for a year. Eight years later, she shares the moments of beauty and intimacy of her job, and why she decided to stay.
Presented as part of the all-new StoryCorps animation season “This Land,” stories to transport you across America.
Listen to Barb and Johns’s original StoryCorps interview.
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