Meet Michael Buckley, a member of our production team who has been working here at The Mailworks since 2019. Find out Michael’s favorite place he’s ever traveled, his hidden talent, and his surprising hobby.
What is something surprising about you that many people might not know?
Something I don’t think many of the people I work with know about me, is I am the founder and leader of a paranormal investigation team here in Albany called the Unknown Paranormal Society. I’ve been a ghost hunter for almost 19 years now.
What is your favorite thing about working at The Mailworks?
My favorite thing about working for The Mailworks is the hours. Getting out in the middle of the day gives time to get a lot done after work. It makes for a decent work/life balance. Also, while there is a need to get work done quickly, I never feel rushed by management to get stuff out, which removes that stress and actually helps get things done.
What do you do on a typical weekend?
On the weekend you’ll generally find me in my workshop. My house has a big woodworking shop and I’m usually in there building some kind of furniture or something.
What is your best piece of career advice?
No matter what position you hold within a company, do the best you can at it. And always be looking for ways to advance your position and learn more.
Where is your favorite place you’ve ever travelled to?
I went to Ireland on my honeymoon in 2018.
Tell us about your previous professional experiences.
I’ve worked for 3 other print shops/book manufacturers over the last 18 years. Outside of factory work, I also have a degree in radio broadcasting and have worked for a few local stations. I got to see a lot of cool things interview some really cool people such as Rob Zombie and Billy Idol.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I am a master craftsman. I build authentic wood furniture from scratch and also restore antiques. I also am an experienced boxer and kickboxer. I’ve had a few fights with a 13-1-1 in boxing and 6-0 in kickboxing.