Upshifter of the Month


We are proud to announce that our first ever Northeast Ohio (NEO) Upshifter of the Month is Garret Grays. A veteran of the service industry he has already worked at the Crown Plaza Playhouse Square and Wolstein Center through Upshift.

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Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I was born in Cincinnati, OH but raised in Cleveland OH. I have worked in the hotel industry for 18+ years. The Marriott hotels in Cincinnati and Cleveland are where I gained the majority of my experience. My sister was working at Upshift in Cincinnati for several months and expressed how much she enjoyed it. When I found out they came to Cleveland, I thought it would be an excellent way to put my skill set to further use. I also have a beautiful wife and five children who are my world.

How has it been working on Upshift?

I have been with Upshift since the start of September, and the opportunities have been amazing. The ability to have options when it comes to picking shifts I want is something I’ve never been a part of before. My first shift was at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Cleveland. Everyone had a positive attitude and I really enjoyed working with other Upshifters. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. 

What do you like most about Upshift?

I love the fact that I can choose days I want to work and that fit with my schedule. I don’t have any obligations to apply for shifts; I only take the ones I want, when I want. I also have the freedom to choose hourly rates I want. I am not confined to only one company, I can apply for jobs at many different businesses and can go to any city Upshift is in. This allows me to visit my family in Cincinnati and still be able to find work. I am excited to be an Upshifter and will continue to utilize the opportunities for a long time!

Like what Garrett is 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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