Pros: the product line is well known and easy to sell, company discounts
Cons: equipment isn't always well maintained.
My day begins early by checking my pre-orders and truck. A 12-14 hour day is the norm. The day goes with me seeing one customer after another -- delivering orders, discussing new products, etc. I have learned a great deal about sales with the company. Some mentors are better than others. Often times, I've gotten tips here and there (from co-workers & management). The hardest part of the job is definitely the hours you must devote to it. Even when you go home, a sales job demands that you put in paperwork and phone-calls. This takes away from "family-time". If you want great sales numbers, you do it. Commissions are a nice boost to the paycheck. If you can be happy on base-pay, then you muddle through and avoid as much sacrifice as possible. I know a few guys who do this, but they aren't making any money in the process. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting new customers, or helping any customer with food ideas, i.e. dinner, parties, holidays, etc.