Looking over the past few entries, it seems it’s been a while since someone’s written about the people who form Daxko. Stifle your cries, for I am here to write on just the subject.
A year ago today, I was nervously coming to terms with leaving the University of the South in the middle of Tennessee and returning back to Alabama. After spending eight years in the security of its isolation, Sewanee’s mountainous beauty finally yielded to my wanderlust and, in the middle of May, I moved to Birmingham. A month later, I joined the Daxko team, working with Customer Success.
Sewanee, or the Mountain as it’s affectionately called by those lucky enough to know of it, is a 13,000 acre liberal arts college located in the exact center of nowhere. I was fortunate enough to attend and after four years, received my undergraduate degree in Spanish. A little frightened by the world at large, I graciously and hastily accepted an offer to come on board and work IT at the school. Unbeknownst to me at the time, this would double my stay on the domain; my victory lap was almost exactly the length of the race itself.
Needless to say, leaving the Mountain was scary. Nearly a decade of my life was spent there, attempting to answer the increasingly relevant question of what I would like to do when I grow up. When I was a child, it never seemed important to answer whereas now it seemed I must answer immediately. Through what can only be termed serendipity, I discovered Daxko and was given the chance to work there.
At the time, I knew it was an exceptional opportunity at a great company, serving people that make a daily difference in the lives of millions across the country. At a place like this, that ubiquitous question might be answered. What I had not known when starting was that I’d soon befriend so many excellent people to laugh and learn with. Consistently patient and always amusing, my coworkers make what would already be an enjoyable day into an experience I look forward to.
Ideologically, it seems coming down the mountain has not changed the spirit of the people. The adage of ‘work hard, play hard’ prevails at Daxko, whether it be in easing the frustrations of a client by going the extra mile or an after-work session of juggling practice with coworkers. The metaphorical foot is constantly weighing down on the gas, accelerating us towards the betterment of ourselves and those we are lucky to serve.
Any reservations I had in the months following the move quickly yielded to the joy I feel on a day to day basis thanks to the truly awesome people I work with. Perhaps a bit of a let down for you then, when I say I do not yet know what I would like to do when I grow up… just around whom I want to do it.
Ecce quam bonum et quam jucundum habitare fratres in unum.
McKee S. is a Customer Success Warlock who loves playing video games and kickin’ around a hacky sack.