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My 378 Days at Maya, The Age of New Normal

We worked virtually, welcomed new members on video calls, said goodbye to our dearest colleagues without shaking hands. We missed the office lunches, team treats, and our daily gossip.

In mid-December of 2019, when I officially started at Maya, personally I was kind of shattered and confused. For the first time in my career, I just spent around 2 weeks totally jobless, clueless, and free. I was able to see many things that I didn’t realize in my so long career.

Maya was like a home for me – a very special place where I always felt safe and I deliberately wanted to work there. To make it clear I think I need to mention that I have worked for Maya since its inception. I have designed the first version of the logo, website, and most of the visual elements that represented Maya. I always knew most of the internal things yet I have never been among the official team. So I wanted to take the opportunity.

The starting was a bit shaky. Before getting used to it, the Covid struck. We worked together during the pandemic, most likely the hardest year of our lifetime. Some of us have lost our dearest ones, many of us suffered from a new kind of sickness.

We worked virtually, welcomed new members on video calls, said goodbye to our dearest colleagues without shaking hands. We missed the office lunches, team treats, and our daily gossip. But with all of these 2020 was a significant year for Maya and I’m really proud to be a part of this awesome journey.

Though it was not an easy decision to make, I had to take another toughest challenge. A big part of me that is sad to leave some amazing people like. But at the same time, I’m really excited about the new opportunities.

By Nazimuddaula

In love with the idea of love