Meet our newest Upshifter of the Week, Kristina R. - An avid vinyl record collector who utilizes Upshift to find flexible work whenever she is not roller skating or trying to find a new R&B record.


 Hours worked so far

425 hours!

Rating

5 star rating!

 Favourite types of shifts

Line Cook/Prep Cook

Favourite employer

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 Reason

It was really exciting and I also learned a ton of new skills along the way.

Why did you start working for Upshift?

I signed up for Upshift in 2020 but didn’t work my first shift until September, 2021. I wasn’t able to work during the pandemic so Upshift was my first step back into the workforce. I was really lucky to have had Upshift at that time as it became my primary income source.

What do you do outside of Upshift?

I like to spend my time off roller skating and collecting vinyl records. I’ve been collecting records for a long time. Once you find your favorite artists or genre, it becomes a lot more fun. I’m a Motown girl and mostly focus on R&B and Soul artists. I don’t know the exact amount of records that I’ve collected but it’s way over 100

“Upshift allowed me to experience different venues in Charlotte that I had never been to before or even knew existed.”

Do you have any advice for new Upshifters? 

You never know where a shift might lead you so make sure to work hard and make a good impression. If you can do that, the businesses will want you to come back and work future shifts there. That one shift may open the door to a variety of options that you didn’t know existed.

What have been your favorite shifts so far?

I started at UNCC and have worked a variety of positions there including prep cook and line cook. I’ve also worked at Queens University, Charlotte City Club, Spectrum Center and a few others. Upshift allowed me to experience different venues in Charlotte that I had never been to before or even knew existed. It was really exciting and I also learned a ton of new skills along the way.

Like what Kristina 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 Kristina 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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