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    Redhot Jumper Looking for a change

    I've been working as an optician for 14 years and am looking for a change. I was considering becomming a frame rep or even a rep for optical equipment.

    I'm really open to any new avenue. Anyone have any ideas?
    Really appreciate the help !!!

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    That would depend on why you're looking for a change. If you're genuinely interested in learning another side of the industry, by all means go for it. I love being a rep. However, if you're looking for a change because you're tired of demanding clients, long hours and cutthroat competition, the only difference you'll probably find is who's signing your check...if you get one.

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    True that..

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    Long hours.. there are never enough hours in the day to get things done, I'm not adverse to hard work. Plus I love interacting with patients. No complaints on that end.
    Not looking for an easy way out. Just time for a change. Time for a new challenge.
    Thank you for the comments.

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    I did exactly what you are contemplating, but I hadn't been in the field as long as you. I was in 4 years, became a rep, saw what everyone else was/wasn't doing right, and went back into the field as an owner. The experience was invaluable, and I don't regret it for a minute.
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    A change is good. In now some 36 years, I've done just about everything. Like I said in another thread, I got out of the business and was not planning to get back in. Unfortunately, this is what I do best.....and you can sit around and watch Dr. Phil just so long....goo luck with your decision.......
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