Here at Office1, we believe that the foundation of our success is rooted in our incredible and highly talented team. In our "Inside the Office" series, we get the opportunity to put a spotlight on the people who keep innovating in order to push Office1 to new heights.In this edition, we get to know James Carey, an Account Executive based out of San Diego.
James, what do you do for Office1?
I am an Account Manager. I find businesses that need office technology solutions.
Do you have any nicknames?
No, just James. Sometimes people call me Jim like the actor Jim Carrey.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Folsom, CA. It’s in Sacramento County.
If you could pick a superpower, what would you choose?
It would be to teleport. I’d like to be able to teleport anywhere I'd like to go.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Probably to be a professional wakeboarder. That would be the coolest thing ever being out on the lake boating and getting paid for it.
What was your first job?
My first job was as a skate guard at an ice-skating rink. I’d basically skate around and if somebody fell, I’d help them up. Sometimes parents would pay me to teach their kids to ice skate.
What is your favorite part about living in San Diego?
The weather is amazing. I can go to the beach if I want to, I can go to the mountains. Everything I would ever need is right here. The traffic isn’t bad. I can get anywhere in 25 minutes.
What is your favorite thing about working for Office1?
I’d say not being stuck at a desk. I get to be in front of people. I get to go out and see customers and meet new businesses. It’s fascinating to learn about how other businesses operate.
Pick one of the three O's (Origin, Operation, Opportunity) and tell us what it means to you?
Opportunity, the opportunity at Office1 is boundless. There’s no real cap on you. The opportunity is unreal. With hard work, you can potentially make a huge income. You can go above and beyond and its really up to you what you want to make.
What’s the biggest project on your to-do list right now?
The biggest project on my to-do list right now is getting a production machine to a company called Trimble. It’s replacing an Oce machine. We are trying to close the deal.
What excites you the most about technology?
I am always learning something new. I can’t be a master of everything because there is always something new to learn. It keeps me excited. It’s definitely not boring.
How do you see the future of technology and how it can be applied to offices?
I see technology allowing people more ease of use and a better way to connect and collaborate together.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am a worship leader at my church and I like to go to the beach and hang out with my wife and two kids.
What are your biggest pet peeves?
When people talk and smack their gum. I hate that so much.
What is your favorite quote?
There is a quote that I keep at my desk, “Fear is the False Evidence Appearing Real."
What is one thing your co-workers would be surprised to know about you?
Probably that I’m a worship leader at my church. On Sundays and night services, I get together and help lead a worship team at our church.
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