shop

Missguided working from home diaries

Folasade, Marketing apprentice

Written by Liv Grady

February 19, 2021

Folasade working from home diaries

Welcome to the Missguided Working From Home diaries, a new series where we are discussing what life is REALLY like during lockdown. Each week we are spending a day with a different team member from Missguided HQ, to find out their working from home routine.

WE SPENT A DAY WITH Folasade, OUR MARKETING apprentice…

Folasade(Fol-la-sha-day) joined Missguided, as an apprentice, at the start of January and works alongside the Campaigns, Partnerships and Marketing departments. She lives in Manchester with her family and super fluffy German Shepherd.

Folasade takes us through a day in her life whilst working from home. “A typical day usually consists of a morning catch up meeting, ticking off tasks and trying to build a skills portfolio. But let’s be honest, it’s a fast-paced company, you never know what the day will throw at you. It’s spontaneous – and that’s the joy of it!”

Let’s be honest, it’s a fast-paced company, you never know what the day will throw at you. It’s spontaneous – and that’s the joy of it!

Folasade

7:45 – First alarm goes off. Just to warn me that I have 30 minutes left until I need to get up *let the countdown begin*

8:00 – The second ‘warning’ alarm goes off – just in case I missed the first one. *Switches off. Rolls back over*

8:15 – I know what you’re thinking, “three alarms, that’s a bit excessive”. True. That’s why I have 4

I know what you’re thinking, “three alarms, that’s a bit excessive”. True. That’s why I have 4.

Folasade

8:30 – Emergency alarm. I tend to be up at this point. Morning routine in progress and Tetley teabags at the waiting.

8:57 – I’m Ready.

9:00 – Check Meetings, check emails – plan.

11:00 – Usually proof-reading/finalising (whilst things ‘randomly’ end up in my Missguided basket)

Usually proof-reading and finalising (whilst things ‘randomly’ end up in my Missguided basket)

Folasade

13:00 – By this time I’m on breakfast no.2 and 5ft1.3 deep in emails

14:38 – *working time’s a blur* Honestly, I thought it was still 12

15:45 – Things start to settle, I’m on top of tasks

16:15 – I’m on like meal no. 4 by this time – excluding breakfast

17:00 – Wind down period. Task completion stage. Making notes of things I could possibly include in my portfolio

Folasade’s Top Picks

We asked Folasade to tell us her top three picks from Missguided New In to give you a little inspo for your next shop.

  1. Living my post-pandemic fantasy
  2. I have at least 20 hoodies, what’s one more? It’s black AND has the name of one of my favourite Omah Lay songs on it. 
  3. Leggings, I live in them. Plus it’s tie dye…That’s going straight in my basket!