I Can’t Give Up
Armando comes from struggle. He was raised by single mother of five boys, grew up welfare, and got into trouble as he got older. “The choices I made are the choices I made, whether they were wrong or right,” he said. “But I always knew I could do more, and my family looked at me like I could be somebody.
“Look where I am now,” he said.
Armando started with Leadpoint as a sorter in 2013. He moved up to Line Lead, then was promoted to Shift Manager, a role he held for three years at a recycling plant in the Bay Area. He left Leadpoint for a short time, then came back in 2022 to take the Onsite Manager role in Roseville, which was a new site and a new customer for Leadpoint.
It hasn’t been easy. For one thing, Armando commutes nearly 200 miles a day to and from work. Once there, dozens of associates depend on him to watch, coordinate, direct and communicate every day. His family and children rely on him, too. “I’m ‘Poppa’,” he said. “I can’t give up. I can’t let people down.”
Over the years, Armando’s experiences and support system have made him stronger mentally and financially and taught him the importance of relying on himself first. “Any mistakes I’ve made, I can’t look anywhere but in the mirror.”