It’s Their Job: Longtime resident says helping others satisfying

Name: Marty Gonzales

Job: Sales associate at True Value

Background: I was born and raised here in Portales.

Time on job: I have been working here at True Value for five years.

What does your job entail? I give construction-related advice. I also assist customers with their construction material and tool purchases.

What is a typical day like for you? Besides walking a hundred miles? I just help people and give them advice on their projects. I can relieve a little bit of their stress.

Why did you choose this job? I love it. It’s like a candy store for me!

What type of training, if any, is needed for this job? What helped was the 31 years of experience I have in the construction business. The rest was just on-the-job training.

What do you enjoy most about your job? Helping people and relieving some of their stress.

— Compiled by PNT correspondent Carrie Pendleton