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Offline tumarkin

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Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
« on: December 03, 2012, 06:31:45 PM »
Haven't posted for a while because I've been swamped with new jobs. First, I started working for a friend who has a water treatment company. As Martin and others who know me can attest, I don't know squat about water chemistry or treatment. So it was a steep learning curve, not leaving much time for fun stuff. I was at that job for a few months (and starting to get the hang of it) when I got my DREAM JOB!!!

For the last month +, I've been the Gainesville/Ocala sales rep for Micro Man Distributors. MMD is a craft and import beer distributor. I'd say pinch me, I'm dreaming ... but then I might wake up. Don't want to do that, I'm having way too much fun. It was hard telling my friend that I had to quit working for him, but he totally understood that I had to follow my passion.

We have a truly extensive portfolio - lots of great American micros & import beers from around the world. I'd say it sucks to have to work so hard (ie drink all of them!) to develop better product knowledge but you wouldn't believe that for a second. This is so sweet! We represent more Belgian breweries than everyone else in FL combined. In fact, the Belgian govt flew one of our owners over to Belgium last summer to knight him... for selling so much Belgian beer & supporting their economy. So now I'm doing what I can, in my small way, in that cause of helping Belgium out in this tough economy.

Gotta love it!
Mark Tumarkin
Hogtown Brewers
Gainesville, FL

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Re: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 06:38:17 PM »
congratulations, sounds awesome

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Re: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 08:45:12 PM »
I would tell you congrats, but o can't see to type as I am blind with jealousy.
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Re: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 08:56:51 PM »
Very nice...Sounds like a lot of fun!
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Re: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 09:13:57 PM »
Awesome, glad you're doing something you love!
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Re: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 09:52:02 AM »
Sounds great, Mark!  Good on ya!
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Re: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 11:36:26 AM »
what a decent gig! wyoming should be so forward...but alas...no, we will stay backward.
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