Great sales education programs.
Pros: i travel enough to keep my job interesting.
Cons: some travel expenses come out of my pocket.
My day starts at 6:30 a.m. I spend half of my week covering and maintaining a large group of customers in the Ohio market. The other half of the week is spent putting together the next sales territory for the next sales specialist, currently Pittsburg. One day a week, I spend in my Akron office doing all of the paperwork that needs to be caught up on from the week. My day usually ends about 5p.m.
I have learned that it takes great drive and leadership to be successful in a sales position that gives you a lot of freedom. Sales is a position that will always pay a person on there worth.
The hardest part of my job, is all of the different personality dynamics. I can work with many different groups of people while landing a new potential customer. The list of people are as follows but not limited to the customer and their superiors; Fastenal, the outside sales person, store manager, district manager, and regional manager. Everyone in this group could have a different opinion as to how the account should be ran, and it is sometimes difficult to convey one message to so many different dynamics.
I love the freedom to be my own boss, and have a job that I am relied on to perform, but trusted to do it the way I think is best.