Upshifter of the Week: Jami J.


Meet our Upshifter of the Week, Jami J., who has worked over 550 hours on Upshift and has a 5 star rating! 

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I believe it was May of 2019 when I first started working for Upshift. My nephew had signed up with Upshift and done a couple of shifts before he told me about it. When finding out about it, I thought it would be something neat to do to make a few bucks on the side. With Upshift, there’s no obligation and it’s not a full time job either since you could work when you wanted to work. I’m retired so I was just honestly looking for something to do.

Before being retired, I was a boiler maker in Cleveland for 36 years and I’ve been retired for 12 years. I honestly just wanted to be out and around people again because you can only play so much golf. I really do love golf though, taking care of my dog, and I also love doing little projects around the house like gardening, especially growing flowers. After I retired, I’ve just been doing things to keep myself busy.

I worked quite a bit for Driftwood Catering. They really taught me the ropes on banquets, weddings, and service. I had never worked in hospitality before and they taught me everything from how to set place settings and how to serve. I’ve also been a dishwasher at multiple locations and I like that because you’re kind of on your own once you get the routine down. I’ve mostly worked hospitality shifts through Upshift but did enjoy working at Integrated Marketing Technologies as well. Everyone at these shifts has treated me very well. I was wary in the beginning because I didn’t know how we would be treated but everyone has been great. Let’s be honest,I just like working! Get me a job and I’ll do it!

Some advice I would give to new Upshifters is to just do your job. Whatever they tell you to do, do it and be professional because it’s not like they’re asking you to scale Mount Everest. You just have to get a grasp of it. I get really involved and I am very serious about what I’m doing. If I’m there for something then I want to get it right! I’m just here to help. I love everything about Upshift and love working through you all!

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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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