The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Anthony Carella

September 10, 2013
UncommonGoods Inbound Warehouse Team Lead Anthony Carella
Anthony Carella, UncommonGoods Software Developer

My hometown is…
Brooklyn, NYMy favorite process in the UncommonGoods warehouse is…
Returns! It encompasses every aspect of the Inbound operation and requires extreme attention to detail and a vivid understanding of how we do things at UncommonGoods. It also gives me insight as to why customers return our products, and that information is then used to better serve our customers and improve our products and business.

I’m inspired by…
My wife, my daughter, my family, and my sense of self-confidence.

The best gift anyone has given me was…
Unconditional love. I know it sounds cheesy, but sometimes growing up as an only child is rough. My mother, cousins, aunts and uncles were always there for me and provided me with support and compassion.

An uncommon fact about me…
During my late teens and early 20s, I was a world champion at the video game Dance Dance Revolution. I was on MTV twice, was in a music video, was in a Times Magazine article, and have over a million Youtube video views all from me playing Dance Dance Revolution.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Playing video games (I love fighting games like Tekken and Marvel vs. Capcom), teaching my 3 year old daughter nerdy things like Pi or the periodic table of elements, cleaning/organizing/straightening something up, collecting permutation puzzles, or reading Isaac Asimov novels.

The word that best describes me…
Sketch. This was my nickname for everything growing up.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
That I have developed an interest in some light computer programming. I look forward to coming to work every day so I can use programs like visual basic and SQL Developer to improve our processes in the Operations department.

Would you rather … Have a lifetime subscription to your favorite magazine OR get to play for free at your favorite arcade for life?
I would definitely choose playing for free at my favorite arcade for life. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, arcades were such a prominent part of my generation. My all-time favorite arcade was called Broadway City and it was located in Manhattan, NY. If I were allowed to play all of the games for free, I would lose my mind!

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  • Reply Kelvin Curry December 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I found working at Uncommon Goods this season as a Warehouse Associate an enjoyable experience. I particularly liked the personalities of Sha-Ron, Aisha and Lee as they were very forthright, kind and accommodating..

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