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Connie Sanders

connie GSP UID 8e92d98f ab2a 4a61 9d0b fe46e89c0bca
How long were you on the team and when?

I came to Huffman Family Eye Care on December 3, 2019 and am leaving on January 23, 2020, a little over a year.

What responsibilities or titles did you have when you were there?

I was an optician apprentice - my responsibilities included providing patients with frame and lens options, trial framing, inventory of frames, frame board filling and arranging, learning the process of grinding lens, and adjustment of frames.

What did you learn while you were there?

I’ve learned how to grind lens, adjust frames, all the various lens options that are available for the patient, how to assess their insurance, and the math formulas in order to further help patients and pass the ABO.

What are some things you wish you could have known before you joined the team? If you had known, would it kept you from joining?

I wished I had known more about insurance (Yikes!)

If you could describe the office culture during your time there using only 3 adjectives, what would they be?

Friendly, helpful, sometimes hectic

What did you most enjoy about your time in the Huffman Family?

I enjoyed the camaraderie with not only my co-workers but the patients as well.

What caused you the most stress during your time there?

The multi-tasking process of going from one patient to the next without the chance to get the first one finished.

What are some ways that you think that the management could improve things?

Not sure if it is possible but have been wondering if it’s possible to work with patients that want to order glasses online. Possibly help them with the process and/or have a maintenance program for their glasses for a fee.

How did the job match your expectations? In what ways were you disappointed?

I was very pleased with the education I received in order to be prepared for my ABO testing, both from Amanda and Angela and Teri. That process went above my expectations - very grateful! I was disappointed in the process of multi-tasking that I mentioned in #7 for various reasons.

Would you recommend this company to a close friend as a good place to work?

Yes, HFEC has been a wonderful place to work and I will truly miss everyone! I will take with me some wonderful memories of a work environment that is both productive and pleasant.

What was your ultimate reason for leaving?

Following my dream of online personal training and photography.