Meet our newest Upshifter of the Week, Luis R. - A hiking enthusiast who uses Upshift to find flexible work and continue to work his full-time job.


 Hours worked so far

390 hours!

Rating

5 star rating!

 Favourite types of shifts

Production Associate

Favourite employer

Mann+Hummel

 Reason

I like that it’s very task oriented work and you see the results in real time!

Why did you start working for Upshift?

I signed up in April after finding it online. I was searching online for a flexible work option and stumbled upon it. I had just left my previous position and was looking for something new. I was looking for another full-time position in my field but needed something part-time and flexible while I was making the transition. I ended up working more than I anticipated due variety of industries and venues with shifts on the platform. It’s really convenient to have the app on my phone and be able to look at available shifts wherever I am. The app is really intuitive and makes it easy to find shifts!

What do you do outside of work?

I’m really outdoorsy so I love to spend my time off being in nature. There are a lot of great places around Charlotte to go hiking. My favorite places to go are Whitewater Center, Crowders Mountain, and Kings Mountain. Whitewater Center is really cool because they have a network of great hiking trails and lots of other outdoor activities.

“It’s really convenient to have the Upshift app on my phone and be able to look at available shifts wherever I am. The app is really intuitive and makes it easy to find shifts!”

Do you have any advice for new Upshifters? 

Make sure to keep an open mind when you’re looking for shifts. I hadn’t worked some of the positions before and wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy them. I only found the things I liked by being willing to try them out. I had never worked at UNCC before Upshift but I decided to pick up one shift there. Now it’s one of my favorite places to work!

What have been your favorite shifts so far?

I’ve worked both hospitality and light industrial shifts since joining. My favorite places to work have been at Iacofano’s Catering, Mann+Hummel and UNCC. I’ve worked as a dishwasher, packager and as a production associate. Although I love the hospitality shifts, I prefer the light industrial shifts the most. I like that it’s very task oriented work and you see the results in real time. There really are shifts for everyone regardless of what you’re looking for.

Like what Luis 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 Luis 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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