The bittersweet experience of working at Stanton Optical for the past two and a half years has taught me so much about all aspects of work, and life that has helped me to develop and grow. The hours are long and hard, you are literally at work for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eventually, working these hours and spending so much time at the work place, makes your job seem like a second home. However like with any job, there are negative experiences, that you can only learn from. The hardest part of my job is the lack of support and recognition from upper management. We all have been through it, but in my case, performing the duties of a salaried sales manager and not getting compensated for it has went on for quite sometime now, and I am now ready to research other job opportunities. I have handled countless customer complains, within my abilities, fixed problems, and turned a patients negative experience to a positive one. I have learned the importance of being organization and following up. I have also learned how important it is to be a team player, and how much more enjoyable work can be when everyone pulls their own weight. I wouldn't trade my experience at Stanton, because I have learned so much, that will help me to be an asset to other companies in the future.