With a nice smile, head for business and a professional can-do attitude, Victoria Work is certainly the kind of U-Haul dealer you’d want to help guide you through a stressful move. But she admits she only wears the trademark uniform on occasion.
“My mother always told me to dress like a proper lady,” she said, sitting behind a desk at her new U-Haul store inside the Pueblo Complex in Los Alamos, dressed in a fun yet modest looking skirt, complete with a leather pair of silver toned sandals and a snappy set of earrings.
But don’t let the outside fool you; Work is all business, coming from a family of business people. If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you may remember John Work, her father, who managed White Rock Builders and was also a general contractor.
It’s been a busy past couple of weeks for Work, as she has been busy starting up her U-Haul business here in Los Alamos while at the same time keeping track of what’s going on at her other U-Haul store in Pojoaque, called “Valley-U-Stor-It.”
With her son also in the moving business with a company called “Moving Angels,” the Work family is pretty much a fixture in the moving business. She started the Pojoaque business in October of 1986, and she added the U-Haul side of it in 1996.