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Varghese Simon Thomas is a senior desktop technician on Viacom’s MTS team, which oversees many of our technical operations. He supports the 20th (VH1 Production) and 23rd (MTV Production) floors. Whether it’s working at an off-site, setting up a video conference, or troubleshooting IT issues, Varghese is always eager and willing to help.

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Varghese Simon Thomas is a senior desktop technician on Viacom’s MTS team, which oversees many of our technical operations. He supports the 20th (VH1 Production) and 23rd (MTV Production) floors. Whether it’s working at an off-site, setting up a video conference, or troubleshooting IT issues, Varghese is always eager and willing to help.

Introduce yourself: tell me a little bit about yourself, how you got started at Viacom and your interests (in both work and life).

It’s always been a dream of mine to work at MTV ever since I heard the song “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits. That became a reality in 2000 when I joined the company as a freelancer working in our old offices at the 1633 building. I felt right at home and the exciting journey continues every day. My hobbies include painting, cooking/baking, video games, and hanging out with family and friends. My users know me for my famous desserts. I also like cooking authentic south Indian dishes. I have been painting since I was in the fourth grade and I aspire to see one of my paintings hanging up in an art gallery. Dreams can come true. I can attest to that.

What’s a typical day like for you?

Get ready for work, drop the kids off to school, come into the office, take care of as many issues as I possibly can, commute home, spend some time with the family, and repeat.

What’s the best part of your job?

The users and the smile of relief on their faces when their problems have been resolved. I enjoy going on off-sites where I get to meet people from all over Viacom. All the venues are new, fresh and exciting and that is what makes our company great. No matter what floor I am on or team I am supporting I feel it is vital for me to create a connection with my users.

What’s your key to success?

My wife. She is my number one cheerleader. We help each other out and that support is the biggest key to my success. LOL : )

Where can we find you on the weekends?

Spending time with my family. Since we get home so late from work, we don’t get that much time to spend with the kids so the weekends are always dedicated to them.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Doing my best and making the best of this moment.

If you could only use one of these platforms, which would it be: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

Facebook. I have just started an Instagram account and am still getting used to it.

Last book you read or movie you watched?

Avengers – Age of Ultron. I guess I am still young at heart when it comes to those superhero flicks.

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