Made a career move

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Bmurray, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I worked for a machine tool builder for 28 years till last summer. I left and went with a smaller company in similar bisiness as their VP of sales. However yesterday I made the decision to go off on my own as a rep for this company instead of being a direct employee. I also have an enormous opportunity to sell the other machine tool lines directly that I've work closely with. Two machine lines even go with me versus the current company. It's a bit scary without a small salary but I felt it was time. The payback will be huge as I have many customers that have followed me and will again. Wish me luck.
  2. KP


    Oct 24, 2011
    Congratulations on the step forward down your own path! I wish you all the best on your journey!
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  3. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    Good luck brother!!!! You got this man!!! Keep us updated!!
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  4. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Best of luck Bob :)

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  5. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Good Luck Bob
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  6. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    I’ve no doubt you’re making the right decision at this point in your career. Time to cash in on all those contacts you’ve made over the years!
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  7. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    We all know your secret plan. You just want more a flexible schedule so you can get more time on those dirt bikes. Seriously, though, good luck.
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  8. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Go Bob!!

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  9. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    Awesome! Small world out there when you pulled up the plans for the ammo at Lake City and we talked tools. Thanks for taking the time to help me understand.
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  10. Moosedog01

    Moosedog01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2017
    Good luck Bob. You got this.
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  11. LavaWood

    LavaWood Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2014
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  12. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Congrats Bob! How does this effect the move south?
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  13. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Good luck Bob!!
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  14. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Best of luck Bob, probably more control over your working hours and how much you work.
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  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    No effect really, ready to go asap
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  16. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Best of luck.
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  17. NWPilgrim


    Aug 1, 2019
    I worked for a fortune 100 manufacturer. Field reps were extremely knowledgeable of the products, competition and market dynamics. Worth every penny of the impressive commissions. Great move to leverage those contacts and your knowledge!
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  18. varga49


    May 1, 2016
    Good Luck Bobaaay!!
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  19. theobetts


    Nov 4, 2004
    Good luck Bob!
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  20. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Thanks, brother. where were you during Trackrock?

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