|Designation:||Network Support Executive|
|Experience:||Two and a Half Years|
|Education:||Working on an Intermediate Degree in Accounts|
|Time with Allshore:||1 Year and 4 Months|
An avid video gamer, Mati loves everything about the IT world. Our Lahore Branch Manager Ahmed L. told us: “Mati is very passionate about his work here. He enjoys his work and is never hesitant to offer his help. He takes care of the systems and the network and we have had very few issues since he started. He loves to participate in the in-house and outdoor events.”
Raheel Q., one of Mati’s coworkers in the IT department, said “Mati is my friend and colleague, who has worked here for the last 14 months. He is our “go to guy” and never says no under any circumstances, whether it’s resolving IT issues or just lending a helping hand. You just ask him once for help with any task and he always gets it done. He is really an asset for us and he is the guy who helps me keep our network alive 24/7.”
Could you tell us a bit about where you’re from and your college education?
I am a typical Lahori who is currently studying accounts in college.
So you’ve been in Lahore your whole life? Any favorite spots you’ve found?
I like video games only, so no not really.
Which ones do you play the most?
I play Medal of Honor: Airborne, FIFA, and mostly Hay Day. I’m at level 43 in Hay Day.
Do you participate in the game tournaments at the office?
Nope, since I have a different shift time I’m not able to do those.
So, what got you started in the IT field?
IT is my passion and I started it before end of my 10th grade year. I got my Microsoft certification (MCSE) just after that year, and have been loving it since.
What interests you so much about it? Is it because you like problem solving?
No, I just like to destroy these dumb machines and rebuild them as I want! Just kidding, I am just trying to reduce system troubles for our office world in Lahore, Pakistan.
How long have you been saving our systems?
I joined this company in December, 2013.
What has been your favorite thing about your time with us?
There’s a friendly environment, polite managers, and lots of fun out of office activities.
Which activities have you done with the office? Do you go on the barbecue trips?
Yes, I went to last month’s Bar-B-Q party, and I also went on a trip to the southern area of Pakistan last year. We visited Pakistan’s best mountain towns of Abbotabad and Murree for three days.
Are you a big hiker?
Video game players cannot be good hikers, but that trip was the best event in my life so far.
So what’s a typical “day in your work life” like for you?
In a normal workday I have to resolve network problems, email issues, or browsing problems. So I get to run around and help everyone.
Besides video games, what other hobbies do you have?
I like to watch movies and spend free time with my friends.
What are some of your favorite movies?
I like adventure and fantasy movies like The Hobbit series and The Lords of the Rings series. I also like love story movies like The Great Gatsby and the Twilight movies.
So Mati, could you tell us about your family?
We are four brothers and two sisters, and I am the youngest member of my family.
Do you live near them all?
We actually all live in the same house, so we’re very close.
What do you all like to do together as a family?
We only get together when Pakistan plays a cricket match against India, so we can all watch together.
What is your favorite: food, color, room in your house?
My favorite food is Chinese food, my favorite color is black, and my favorite room in my house is the drawing room.
Have you traveled anywhere interesting? What is next on your list?
As I said, I have travelled to Murree last year on our office trip, and my next stop is Kashmir.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I would want the power to read minds and be able to know people’s real motives for doing things.
Do you have a nickname?
My friends think I’m a really good friend, so they call me Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Who would you want with you if you were on a deserted island?
I would only want my girlfriend with me.
If you could play a part in a movie, what sort of character would you want to play?
I’d love to play the Hulk character in The Avengers series.
Do you have a bucket list of things you want to do before you die?
I want to get married, go to Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, and visit Paris, France.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Yes, its “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.”
Mati’s favorite memory is when he met his girlfriend, and if he could do anything right now it would be to get married. If he could travel back in time he would go back over 1400 years to meet the prophet Muhammad. Mati describes himself as an angry person, but his friends know him as someone they can trust and depend on.