It’s their job: Victoria Payen

Name: Victoria Payen

Job: Customer service associate at the Movie Gallery

Background: Payen was raised in the Portales area, where she attended a private school. She is currently a junior at Eastern New Mexico University, studying digital cinema arts.

Time on job: One year

What does your job entail? I check in movies and suggest the best films to customers.

What is a typical day like for you? We have the usual customers come in and tell me they enjoyed the movie I suggested. We have a lot of regular customers here.

Why did you choose this job? I enjoy movies, and I am going to school to learn more about making movies. This job helps me pay for school. So far, this is the best place I have worked at. It has a relaxed atmosphere.

What type of training or skills do you need for this job? People skills are a must. It is best to have an outgoing personality. Knowing how to use a computer helps as well.

What do you enjoy most about this job? We get to preview new movies a week before they are released.