Name: Brenda Levacy
Job: Sales associate at Sleep Solutions
Background: I was born in Lubbock and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I married a gentleman from Portales and moved here 30 years ago. I have two children and two grandchildren.
How long have you been with the company? I have worked for Ashley Furniture for 13 years. The owners are fantastic. If they weren’t, I wouldn’t have worked for them that long. The owner of Ashley Furniture opened Sleep Solutions a few months ago. When they opened, I was asked to help with this business because I am known for my ability to sell mattresses well.
What does your job entail? Sales, pricing, tagging, bookwork and customer service.
What is a typical day like for you? I basically just come in and setup, tag and assist customers.
Why did you choose this job? Actually, I love furniture. Selling is my favorite thing to do because I enjoy the people.
Was there any training required for this position? Oh yes, there is a lot of training when it comes to mattresses. Each mattress company sends a sales representative to train us on the specs, price points and sales techniques of their products.
What do you enjoy most about your job? The people. It’s what gets me up every day.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you while working here? Once, I found a customer who had fallen asleep while trying out a mattress. He woke up about the time I walked by, and we scared each other.
— Compiled by PNT correspondent Carrie Pendleton