Working with National Manufacturing.
Pros: autonomy, hardware industry, relationships built with accounts, my territory
Cons: no advancement possibility without relocating.
Working with National was a lot of fun, I was able to visit hardware stores, and talk about building projects, repairing, remodeling, all day. I loved it. My territory was the Central and Western quarter of Oregon, from the coast to the mountains, to the high desert. I drove about 1000 miles a week, which is a lot, but in the area I was in, it was worth it. I had a lot of autonomy in my position with a manager that wasn't concern with the day to day activities as long as I was turning in results at the end of the quarter.