Mom Struggling to Feed Her Kids Receives Unexpected Note From Boss

When a mom of four called Tanna Marino was called in to see her boss, she really didn't know what to expect;

To be fair, this wasn't the first 'out of the blue' call she had received recently; the other was from a television company asking her to star on their new show...little did Tanna know that after everything was said and done, her life would never be the same again.

It's stories like Tanna Marino's that help us realize just how unpredictable life can be, so read right up until the end to enjoy a tale that has more twists and turns than a Hollywood movie! Our story takes place in the state of Texas... 

Putting Food on the Table

A married mom of four living in Texas, Tanna Marino was working as hard as possible so she could care for her family and put food on the table. However, despite long hours at work, it simply wasn’t enough – life was wearing Tanna down, and each day was a real struggle. Desperate to do something that would help improve her situation, Tanna prayed for a miracle, but never in her wildest dreams was she prepared for what was to come…

An Interesting Proposal

Our story begins back in 2011 when Tanna Marino was employed by Mr. Appliance, a company centered around providing repair work and various maintenance services – Mr. Appliance was a franchise of parent company Dwyer Group. One day, quite randomly, Tanna received an interesting proposal to star in a TV pilot – but as things developed, it would soon become clear that this television show was not exactly what it seemed and so began a sequence of events that would eventually change Tanna’s life forever…

TV Star

When Tanna Marino was invited to star in a brand new TV show, she was very intrigued; who wouldn’t be? If somebody calls you on the phone and offers you a unique opportunity, you can’t help but be interested. All Tanna knew at the beginning was that the show was called Don’t Quit Your Day Job and, given the opportunity to become a potential television star, Tanna said yes. However, as it turns out, that wasn’t the REAL name of the show…

Working Undercover

As soon became clear, the show wasn’t called Don’t Quit Your Day Job; it was actually an episode of a different show, a CBS program called Undercover Boss: as you can probably guess, the way Undercover Boss works is a top-level manager at a company gets to observe the working practices of an employee who is lower down in the organization. The manager remains anonymous of course, and by doing so, is able to see exactly how their employee works…

A Tough Decision

Of course, while they were making the show, Tanna still thought it was called Don’t Quit Your Day Job, and she explained what she believed was happening to the Houston Chronicle back in 2013: “As far as I knew, someone would be working with me for the day and after that, they would have a big choice to make…they could either return to their current job or they could quit what they were doing and do something completely different.”