Then, during a tour of the lab, I found out as we passed by the dye station that the position was for a lens tinter which the ad failed to mention.
Well, after having followed up with a phone call a week later, I came in again and was hired for the position. It was a real adjustment getting to work at 6:30 in the morning and learning the job. It was a very detail-oriented job that required a lot of patience in learning, but I was finally able to master it. I was recognized as the best dye tech that this lab ever had in its thirty years of existence at the time. I was even called "the color lady" by the company's vice president who hired me.
While I was there, I made solid and gradient tints on cut and uncut lenses of different kinds of plastic materials. I also learned duties in other areas of the finishing department. It was probably the most technical job I've had.
It also felt like family there as we worked together as a team and met regularly in the conference room. I felt that was very beneficial and helped keep everyone on the same page. I have kept somewhat in contact with people there since then over the years. This job was held at Duffens Optical.