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AREA ORGANIZER, IN-DEPTH: Work-Life Balance Is Challenging

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Tami is an Area Organizer for Princess house. She tells us what she likes and dislikes about her job, some of the key career decisions she made, how difficult it is to get a job like hers and the difficulty of finding balance between her work and life.

Job Title: Area Organizer
Employer: Princess House

Job Summary: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Job Description

Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.

On-the-Job Training

Many companies have formal training programs for beginning wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives that last up to 1 year.

Additional Info

Many in this occupation have either the Certified Professional Manufacturers' Representative (CPMR) certification or the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) certification.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Manufacturers' Representatives Education Research Foundation.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$25,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 18 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Networking

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m='13190'>only</span> <span m='13550'>dislike</span> <span m='13970'>that</span> <span m='14090'>I</span> <span m='14150'>do</span> <span m='14420'>have</span> <span m='14720'>is</span> <span m='14850'>that</span> <span m='14980'>every</span> <span m='15230'>now</span> <span m='15460'>and</span> <span m='15600'>then,</span> <span m='15870'>it</span> <span m='16020'>is</span> <span m='16190'>a</span> <span m='16239'>little</span> <span m='16530'>tedious</span> <span m='17460'>because</span> <span m='17810'>it's</span> <span m='17980'>a</span> <span m='18080'>constant</span> <span m='18810'>24</span> <span m='19380'>hour</span> <span m='19650'>job</span> <span m='20220'>where</span> <span m='20550'>people</span> <span m='20910'>can</span> <span m='21060'>get</span> <span m='21180'>a</span> <span m='21280'>hold</span> <span m='21500'>of</span> <span m='21580'>you</span> <span m='21730'>at</span> <span m='21810'>any</span> <span m='22060'>time,</span> <span m='23090'>and</span> <span m='24230'>the</span> <span m='24360'>traveling--</span> <span m='25700'>the</span> <span m='25890'>drive</span> <span m='26230'>time</span> <span m='26540'>sometimes</span> <span m='27140'>can</span> <span m='27250'>be</span> <span m='27390'>a</span> <span m='27440'>little</span> <span m='28230'>on</span> <span m='28410'>the</span> <span m='28500'>hard</span> <span m='28730'>side.</span> </p><p><span m='29050'>But</span> <span m='29440'>one</span> <span m='29590'>of</span> <span m='29650'>the</span> <span m='29750'>key</span> <span m='29920'>decisions</span> <span m='30180'>that</span> <span m='30440'>I</span> <span m='30580'>made</span> <span m='30880'>in</span> <span m='31050'>this</span> <span m='31350'>career</span> <span m='31950'>is</span> <span m='32250'>that</span> <span m='33170'>I</span> <span m='33440'>had</span> <span m='33660'>to</span> <span m='33760'>learn</span> <span m='34020'>how</span> <span m='34170'>to</span> <span m='34290'>do</span> <span m='34440'>this</span> <span m='34670'>business</span> <span m='35220'>smarter</span> <span m='36170'>so</span> <span m='36450'>that</span> <span m='36700'>I</span> <span m='36830'>had</span> <span m='37110'>more</span> <span m='37280'>time</span> <span m='37560'>to</span> <span m='37650'>focus</span> <span m='38070'>on</span> <span m='38190'>my</span> <span m='38350'>family.</span> <span m='39160'>And</span> <span m='40670'>that</span> <span m='41030'>has</span> <span m='41220'>been</span> <span m='41420'>probably</span> <span m='41760'>the</span> <span m='41850'>most</span> <span m='42130'>important.</span> <span m='42650'>Once</span> <span m='42870'>I</span> <span m='42920'>figured</span> <span m='43240'>that</span> <span m='43440'>out,</span> <span m='43770'>everything</span> <span m='44260'>else</span> <span m='44640'>was</span> <span m='45414'>good.</span> <span m='46190'>So</span> <span m='46310'>the</span> <span m='46420'>direct</span> <span m='46720'>selling</span> <span m='46990'>industry</span> <span m='47400'>is</span> <span m='47800'>super</span> <span m='48260'>easy</span> <span m='48600'>to</span> <span m='48680'>get</span> <span m='48840'>into.</span> <span m='49470'>You</span> <span m='49610'>just</span> <span m='49800'>talk</span> <span m='50020'>to</span> <span m='50130'>somebody</span> <span m='50530'>like</span> <span m='50770'>myself,</span> <span m='52780'>we</span> <span m='52960'>ask</span> <span m='53200'>you</span> <span m='53310'>a</span> <span m='53380'>couple</span> <span m='53670'>of questions.</span> <span m='55260'>There</span> <span m='55400'>really</span> <span m='55620'>isn't</span> <span m='55860'>an</span> <span m='55990'>interview</span> <span m='56340'>process</span> <span m='56850'>because</span> <span m='57090'>we</span> <span m='57190'>want</span> <span m='57490'>for the</span> <span m='57580'>business</span> <span m='57980'>to</span> <span m='58100'>work</span> <span m='58340'>around</span> <span m='58720'>what</span> <span m='58960'>you</span> <span m='59230'>are</span> <span m='59340'>looking</span> <span m='59720'>for.</span> </p><p><span m='61010'>So</span> <span m='61210'>it's</span> <span m='61380'>pretty</span> <span m='61640'>simple.</span> <span m='62190'>You</span> <span m='62320'>just</span> <span m='62540'>need</span> <span m='62710'>to</span> <span m='62970'>seek,</span> <span m='63470'>find</span> <span m='64239'>what</span> <span m='64410'>you</span> <span m='64530'>want</span> <span m='64680'>to</span> <span m='64780'>do</span> <span m='65260'>and</span> <span m='65610'>seek</span> <span m='65810'>the</span> <span m='65900'>person</span> <span m='66560'>to</span> <span m='66800'>help</span> <span m='67010'>you</span> <span m='67090'>get</span> <span m='67210'>into</span> <span m='67450'>it.</span> <span m='68120'>So</span> <span m='68210'>after</span> <span m='68520'>24</span> <span m='69090'>years</span> <span m='69450'>in</span> <span m='69560'>this</span> <span m='69830'>business,</span> <span m='70400'>balance</span> <span m='70710'>is</span> <span m='71020'>the</span> <span m='71160'>hardest</span> <span m='71710'>part.</span> <span m='72180'>Because</span> <span m='73650'>you</span> <span m='73820'>find</span> <span m='74180'>yourself--</span> <span m='74790'>you</span> <span m='75590'>don't--</span> <span m='75920'>I</span> <span m='76080'>don't</span> <span m='76270'>have</span> <span m='76480'>a</span> <span m='76560'>typical</span> <span m='76980'>nine</span> <span m='77220'>to</span> <span m='77300'>five</span> <span m='77590'>job.</span> <span m='78600'>So</span> <span m='78740'>I</span> <span m='78870'>find</span> <span m='79190'>myself</span> <span m='79680'>with</span> <span m='79810'>a</span> <span m='79870'>lot</span> <span m='80150'>of</span> <span m='80360'>free</span> <span m='80630'>time</span> <span m='81570'>that</span> <span m='81780'>needs</span> <span m='82070'>to</span> <span m='82160'>be</span> <span m='82300'>used</span> <span m='82640'>in</span> <span m='82740'>the</span> <span m='82820'>business.</span> <span m='83350'>So</span> <span m='83510'>balancing</span> <span m='84680'>family</span> <span m='85860'>and</span> <span m='86170'>business</span> <span m='87060'>can</span> <span m='87220'>be</span> <span m='87410'>a</span> <span m='87490'>little</span> <span m='87770'>challenging</span> <span m='88420'>at</span> <span m='88530'>times.</span> <span m='88970'>So it</span> <span m='89100'>just</span> <span m='89260'>takes</span> <span m='89480'>a</span> <span m='89520'>lot</span> <span m='89700'>of</span> <span m='89760'>self</span> <span m='90000'>discipline,</span> <span m='91040'>takes</span> <span m='91290'>a</span> <span m='91350'>lot</span> <span m='91650'>of--</span> <span m='92480'>you</span> <span m='92690'>have</span> <span m='92840'>to</span> <span m='92910'>put</span> <span m='93030'>yourself</span> <span m='93380'>on</span> <span m='93480'>your</span> <span m='93650'>schedule</span> <span m='94830'>and</span> <span m='95420'>work</span> <span m='95730'>it</span> <span m='95830'>like</span> <span m='96020'>you're</span> <span m='96130'>going</span> <span m='96400'>to</span> <span m='96820'>a</span> <span m='96950'>regular</span> <span m='97250'>job.</span> </p>","file":{"id":691645,"video_id":"","name":"3132-Tami - Event Organizer IN-DEPTH.mp4","duration":98056,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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