How Imarc Made My Year

Written on: December 22nd, 2017 in culture, hiring

Photo of James Stahl, new Jr. UX Engineer at Imarc2017 has been a wild year.

I started it in a different career, juggling school and a new baby – and I’m ending it settling into a field I love with an award-winning company.

When my son was born, I went through a lot of the reflections first-time Dads have:

  • “Will I ever sleep again?”,
  • “How do I change a diaper?”,

and, most importantly –

  • “How can I be the best Dad I can be?”

The answer to those questions were, respectively:

  • Not for a while.
  • Very carefully.
  • and, “I don’t know”.

So I dug deeper on that last one. At the time I was working in a field I didn’t enjoy, to the point it was impacting my mood outside of work.

I don’t want to throw an entire industry under the bus, but let’s say it started with an “I” and ended with “nsurance”.

As a parent, you owe your child everything you can give them.I knew I could provide for my family, but I didn’t want to be the Dad who comes home in a sour mood after working. I wanted to love what I do each and every day so that when I came home I could give that happiness to my son.

A lot of people make a good living doing what I did, and they enjoy it – but it just wasn’t for me. I wanted a job that challenged me every day, that let me apply problem-solving and creativity to my work. A job that challenged me.

At Imarc, that’s the job I have. I love what I do, and I love the company I do it for. Every day I’m challenged, every day I learn something new, and the team at Imarc encourage me along the way. I get to work as part of a team to build beautiful and innovative products for our clients.

Most importantly, I wake up and drive in to work with a smile on my face – and that same smile remains when I’m on my way home to my family.

What a way to end the year.


James Stahl

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