Upshifters of the Month


We are proud to announce that our Cincy Upshifters of the Month are Horace L. and Keni G. They’ve worked a number of shifts in both the service and light industrial sectors across Cincinnati through Upshift! 

Horace L.


Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I just recently moved back to Cincinnati after living and working in Chicago for 4 years. I am a small business owner, currently working in the financial services industry as a mortgage loan officer. I joined Upshift as a way to earn extra money on the side. Upshift is perfect for me because I don’t need to set a specific work schedule. This flexibility allows me to take a break from it and focus on my own business, while also giving me the opportunity to come back to it and work shifts whenever I have some more free time.

How has it been working on Upshift?

I have been working on the platform since August 2017 and it’s been great so far. I typically like to do the light industrial shifts because it gives me the chance to do something different from what I am used to doing in my career. Most of my shifts have been at Aero Fulfillment and even worked as a manager there through Upshift, but I’ve also done a few shifts at Riverbend Music Center as well. There are a good variety of shifts available and everyone I’ve worked with has made it a great experience overall.

What do you like most about Upshift?

I really enjoy the freedom and flexibility that comes with it. It’s very convenient to be able to go on the app and pick up work whenever you want. I like that all of the information about the shift is listed directly on the app so you know exactly what to expect before you apply. Another cool feature is that you can receive ratings after you’ve worked the shift and you also have the opportunity to rate the businesses you work for as well.

Keni G.


Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I am originally from Cincinnati, but just recently moved back after having lived and worked in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis for the past 13 years. I have been in the hospitality business for 28 years, and I currently work as a hospitality task force consultant. My job allows me to travel across the country to different hotels and assist them with any issues they may have, mostly related to engineering. Whenever I have time off between projects at work, I use Upshift to keep busy and make some extra money.

How has it been working on Upshift?

It’s been going very well and I’ve enjoyed getting to meet and work with other Upshifters while working shifts at the Cincinnati Marriott Airport. Everyone gets along so well and it’s a really fun and friendly atmosphere to be in. Since I’ve worked with a lot of the same people for most of my shifts, it’s been nice getting to know them and being able to easily form friendships as well.

What do you like most about Upshift?

I like that it allows me to find shifts that will fit with my schedule, so if I have a lot going on at work, I have the ability to take a break from Upshift and then pick up shifts again whenever I want. Also, I really enjoy the ease of the entire process. Everything runs so smoothly when it comes to using the app, finding shifts, and getting paid. I also like that if I ever have a question about anything, my Community Manager is always there to help and quickly resolve any issues I may have.

Like what Horace and Keni are Saying about us?

If you are looking for temporary part time gigs near your location, simply download the app and Apply to be an Upshifter. With Upshift, you get to pick shifts based on your schedule, whether the weekends, mornings or just evenings, it’s totally up to you.  

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