Meet our newest Upshifter of the Week, Maria T. - A creative artist both drawing and decorating cakes who uses Upshift to find work whenever she is not practicing her artistic talent!


 Hours worked so far

Over 350 hours!

Rating

5 star rating!

 Favourite types of shifts

Picker/Packer

Favourite employer

Classic Impressions

 Reason

You can work multiple positions and everyone I have worked with on the shifts has been great!

Why did you start working for Upshift?

I heard about Upshift a few years ago but didn’t sign up at that time. I saw it on Indeed again in June and decided to apply. The flexibility really appealed to me because I was looking for something that would allow me to pick my schedule so that I could spend time with my family. Upshift allowed me to choose both when and where I wanted to work. That combo was unbeatable!

What do you do outside of Upshift?

Drawing is something that I’ve always done because I’m an artist at heart. I also love cake decorating and I’ve been doing it for a while now. I started in high school after taking a few classes and was really good at it. I always bake and decorate cakes for family birthdays. It allows me to be super creative and it’s delicious!  

“The flexibility really appealed to me because I was looking for something that would allow me to pick my schedule so that I could spend time with my family. Upshift allowed me to choose both when and where I wanted to work. That combo was unbeatable!”

Do you have any advice for new Upshifters? 

I would say just to go for it! I was really nervous before I started. We all get that feeling before the first day of work or school. This is the best type of job because you get to choose where and when you work. This allows you to select shifts that fit with your skill set and interests. Once you get started, I promise that you’ll be happy that you did!

What have been your favorite shifts so far?

I’ve worked at Doscher’s Candy Co. and at Classic Impressions. I really enjoy working in these types of environments. I’ve only been working part-time but everyone I’ve met on shifts has been great. I’ve worked multiple positions at Classic Impressions and enjoyed all of them. During shifts at the candy company, I’ve worked with candy buttons and candy canes. Also, it smells great working at a candy company!

Like what Maria 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 Maria 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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