Meet our newest Upshifter of the Week, Kyashia C. - A home health aide who uses Upshift to find flexible work whenever she is not taking care of her family or exploring her culinary passion.


 Hours worked so far

500 hours!

Rating

5 star rating!

 Favourite types of shifts

Line Cook

Favourite employer

MGM Northfield

 Reason

Everyone there seems like family and I’ve learned a lot during my time there.

Why did you start working for Upshift?

My brother was working on Upshift for a few years in different cities and states. I had no idea how flexible it was until I spoke with him and decided to sign up in October, 2021. I was really drawn to the fact that it was a W-2 job that allowed you to pick work around your schedule. I’ve been running my own businesses since I was a teenager so the flexibility really appealed to me.

What do you do outside of Upshift?

I’m actually a home health aide for my family when I’m not picking up shifts. I’m passionate about cooking which is why I love being able to experience professional kitchens during my shifts. I love baking and experimenting with new recipes for different kinds of cakes or cookies. Baking is great because it’s something fun that I can do with my daughter.

“I was really drawn to the fact that it was a W-2 job that allowed you to pick work around your schedule.”

Do you have any advice for new Upshifters? 

I would recommend trying a variety of shifts to see what you like. This could even be different locations or types of shifts at the same business. If you find something that you’re passionate about, it really makes the shifts that much better. That’s how I was able to find shifts that fit my passion for cooking!

What have been your favorite shifts so far?

I’ve worked at a variety of locations including Bon Appetit Catering and MGM Northfield. I always wanted to go to culinary school but never got the opportunity because I was running my own business. The opportunity to be able to work in kitchens with professional chefs at MGM Northfield has been an amazing experience for me. Everyone there seems like family and I’ve learned a lot during my time there.

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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.  

Like what Kyashia 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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