I have been a member here for a very long time and met quite a few members here on the forum so I created a different name so I could ask this question.
I am a service manager at a company here in Dallas. I found out that the supplier we use has a Field Service Rep spot just open up. I have been a service manager for a little over a year now and although I enjoy it, it comes with its own level of stress and so forth. The FSR position requires conducting classes and field tech support and a few other things. I have always been interested in a position like this but to be honest it doesnt come up to often from what I have seen.
If I did pursue this job I would surely piss off my current employer and maybe hurt the relationship between them and this manufacturer. Other hand I get in with a really good company in a well structured and groomed company who has been around for a long time with stability. If I was working any where else than I currently am then I would go in a heart beat but I like where I am at and the people I work with but consider this a great opportunity that just doesnt come around to often.
I emailed the company asking about basic info like pay and bennefits so I can see if I would even cut it off before I get to far.
I know Robin was a rep and I know there has to be a few others out there who have made the same if not similar moves. I would like some input though.