What a year to get caught up in the “Spider’s” web?

Meet Sophie Wood, Customer Service Account Manager of Spider and hear her thoughts on Furlough, the Future and 2020

“When I started with Spider in January 2020, I was excited and ready to hit the ground running. My training quickly got underway, I was learning the advertising process and getting in touch with our great clients. I quickly felt part of Spider HQ and soon felt like I had been with the business a lot longer.

At the end of March 2020, COVID-19 decided to put a hold on that! With this certain word hitting our news and country, we went into our first lockdown. Business decisions were made for us as a team and affected everyone differently. At the time you do not think about the positives but then I think how grateful I am sitting here today, still a part of Spider family, that is the only positive I need to think about.

Furlough was not a word that we were familiar within the working world. Without Furlough, I could have been in a very different position! This year I have experienced full and part-time furlough first-hand.   It has had its positives and negatives. The first furlough took its toll on me from a mental health point of view. I was used to working every day to suddenly having so much time on my hands and dealing with challenges within my personal life too I could not adapt to my new temporary life. During the second lockdown, I have been part-time furloughed. This has given me a lot more reassurance and is a lot better for my mental health. I still have my routine, I can continue to develop within my role at Spider and I have some free time. I have been able to appreciate the second furlough scheme more than the first.

As I sit and think about a new year starting, and look back on 2020, I am not thinking of the cliché new year, new me. Instead, I think about getting through the January & February blues where you almost wait to get through the cold, dark months, Christmas debt paid off, getting ready for Spring to come.  At Spider HQ we are looking forward to 2021 being a year of where we can continue to build on our relationships with new and existing clients, as we all adjust to our new ways of working.    It has been a difficult time but I’m excited to be part of the team!  Onwards and upwards.”

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