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By PNT Staff 

It's their job: Cindi Onstott


October 25, 2007

Name: Cindi Onstott

Job: Consignment and furniture sales

Time on the job: Three years for consignment, eight months with the furniture

Background: In the past, Onstott worked at College Cleaners during the time that her family owned it, she has owned and operated both the Great Plains Car Wash and Detail Shop and All About You body toning business.

Q. Describe what your job entails?

A. Working with people, relating to all types of people in a variety of businesses, selling merchandise for their homes, family and friends. I work with people that just like to stop by and browse.

Q. What is a typical day on the job like for you?

A. Straightening up, getting new things in. It’s different from day to day. Some days I’ll clean and straighten up, some days I’ll move things in and out and shift things around. When it starts getting colder a group of friends come in and have tea. Everyday is different. I like to wait for someone to walk in the door and find something they need that I have.

Q. Why did you choose this job?

A. Actually, I started out doing garage sales and it worked into consignments. June approached me to consign Ashley Furniture (repos, scratch and dent). It just worked out. I’ve always been interested in decorating and it just fell into place.

Q. What type of training do you need for your job?

A. The only training would be people skills and being able to relate to people.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?

A. Receiving new merchandise and meeting different people. I love that I get people from Clovis and wherever.

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