Humans of Stringo - Angela Callin

Angela Callin - Stringo

Humans of Stringo - Angela Callin

If you’ve had a spare part delivered from Stringo recently, chances are it was Angela Callin who packed and shipped your order. Find out what brought this mother of five to Stringo, why she returned to her Nyland roots—and why renovating her house has become a lifelong passion.

What brought you to Stringo?

“I came to Stringo in December 2022 to do work training after recovering from burnout syndrome. I was eager to show what I’m capable of from the get-go, but I had to start slowly with two hours a day, gradually going up to full-time. In June 2023, I was offered a permanent job. I really appreciate Stringo taking a chance on me like that. Not all employers would. I felt at home from the very first day.”

Were you familiar with the company before?

“It’s funny that even though Stringo ships to the whole world, and Nyland is such a small town, not many people here know what the company does. But I did. My previous job was at a hardware store, and my favourite colleague there had a brother who worked for Stringo. He was a regular customer and would sometimes chit chat about his job while shopping.”

Are there any similarities between your last job and what you do at Stringo?

“Both jobs involve inventory management, but at Stringo, the inventory items are always linked to a specific order. If you change the inventory balance after it’s been cleared for a machine, you can cause big problems, as I learned early on, haha.”

What are the main differences?

“Working in a hardware store was more stressful. I sometimes felt I had to be at five different places at the same time. At Stringo, I can focus on one thing at a time. I also have more freedom to plan my day as it suits me.” “Another big difference is that at Stringo, I’m not in direct contact with our customers. But packing orders is very much a service profession, and I take great pride in making sure everything is neat for the shipment.”

What’s the best thing about your job?

“The people are great, everyone helps one another, and the whole culture is just lovely. It’s clear that Nina, our CEO, wants everyone to know and feel they’re an important part of the company. It sounds like a cliche, but it really is like a big family. I never expected to feel so strongly about a job, but I count myself lucky every day.”

Anything you feel extra proud of in your day-to-day?

“I enjoy being the hub that connects production and office, making sure my colleagues can always find the parts they need. And just the diversity of the places we ship to. Australia, India, Japan, China, South Korea, South Africa, Ireland… all from up here in little Nyland. It’s fascinating.”

You grew up near Nyland and moved back as an adult – how come?

“I’ve lived in other parts of Sweden, like Skåne, Stockholm and Härnösand. But I really love the quality of life here in Nyland, with its kind people, beautiful nature, and affordable houses. Three of my five kids still live at home, so it’s convenient to have the school, supermarket and my job close by. Sometimes you like the place you live in, but can’t find a good job, and sometimes it’s the other way around. Now I have both, which I’m really happy about.”

What do you do when you’re not at work?

“Working on our house is the only hobby I have time for, really. It was built in 1884 and got converted into apartments in the 1930s. I’ve had to redo everything from scratch, including the water and electricity. For the first four years, we couldn’t live in it. It’s a lifelong project, but I’m very passionate about it. You have to be, otherwise you shouldn’t buy a house like this in the first place. I tell my kids, ‘One day, this will all be yours!’ and they just laugh. But when they were younger, they enjoyed helping out with little tasks, like painting or fetching tools.”