Meet our newest Upshifter of the Week, Harvelin R. - A retired health insurance worker who uses Upshift to find flexible work whenever she is not traveling or watching her favorite sports teams.


 Hours worked so far

425 hours!

Rating

5 star rating!

 Favourite types of shifts

Host/Busser

Favourite employer

MGM Northfield Park

 Reason

The staff were really welcoming and willing to help me learn.

Why did you start working for Upshift?

I heard about Upshift in August, 2021 after retiring from my full-time job in health insurance. I was looking to get out of the house and make some extra money. I knew that I didn’t want a standard part time or full-time job with a set schedule. The flexibility of Upshift really appealed to me.

What do you do outside of Upshift?

After I retired I had a lot more free time that I needed to fill. I really enjoy reading, traveling, watching sports and movies. My favorite teams are the Bucks in basketball and the Chiefs in football. In terms of travel, I recently traveled to Los Angeles to visit my daughter and before that I visited Phoenix. I hadn’t been to Phoenix before and I really liked it. The last movie I saw in theatres was the new Jurassic Park and I’d recommend it.   

“I knew that I didn’t want a standard part time or full-time job with a set schedule. The flexibility of Upshift really appealed to me.”

Do you have any advice for new Upshifters? 

I would recommend just going for it. It’s natural to be nervous to try something new but it’s definitely worth it. It took me a few shifts to decide which ones I really liked. I would not have known about them if I wasn’t willing to give them a try.

What have been your favorite shifts so far?

My favorite place to work has been at the MGM Northfield. I’ve been working as a host mostly at the TAPS sports bar. It’s a really fun atmosphere with the music and sports on the tvs. The staff were really welcoming and willing to help me learn. It was a great first impression and I’ve been going back ever since.

Like what Harvelin 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 Harvelin 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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