Meet our newest Upshifter of the Week, Carlos H. - A retiree and landscaper who uses Upshift to find flexible work whenever he is not working on his yard or taking care of his exotic grasses.


 Hours worked so far

850 hours!

Rating

5 star rating!

 Favourite types of shifts

Busser

Favourite employer

Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati

 Reason

I really like the managers and staff there which keeps me coming back.

Why did you start working for Upshift?

I signed up with Upshift about 4 years ago. My best friend actually worked for Upshift and I heard about it from him. At the time, I was working a full-time job and was looking for something to pick up a shift every so often. Since I retired from being a restaurant manager for over 40 years, I’ve been picking up even more shifts through Upshift.

What do you do outside of Upshift?

I love landscaping and working the yard. My house is right out of the House and Garden magazine. Every Spring, I have to do a lot of work to get everything planted and ready for the warm weather. I have a variety of exotic grasses including Japanese Reed, Maiden, Cabaret and Peppermint Stick grasses. The grasses are really amazing but they do take a decent amount of work which keeps me busy.

“Although I retired, I still have a passion for hospitality and working these shifts through the Upshift has allowed me to stay connected to that.”

Do you have any advice for new Upshifters? 

The most important thing when you go to shifts is to have the right mindset and be prepared to do the best job possible. On these shifts, you will be working with other Upshifters and onsite staff members who are counting on you. I always want to make sure that I’m doing the best job possible so that the businesses see how great Upshifters are and want us to come back.

What have been your favorite shifts so far?

After I retired, Upshift became my post retirement job. I have been working mainly at Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati. I usually work there up to 5 days a week now. I really like the managers and staff there which keeps me coming back. Although I retired, I still have a passion for hospitality and working these shifts through the Upshift has allowed me to stay connected to that.

Like what Carlos is saying about us?

If you are looking for flexible part-time gigs near your location, simply 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.  

Like what Carlos is saying about us?

If you are looking for flexible part-time gigs near your location, simply 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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