Meet our newest Upshifter of the Week, Reginald M. - A sports and travel enthusiast who uses Upshift to find flexible work whenever he is not watching a game or traveling to a different country!


 Hours worked so far

500 hours!

Rating

5 star rating!

 Favourite types of shifts

Prep Cook

Favourite employer

Charlotte Convention Center

 Reason

Getting a chance to work with talented chefs has been a great experience and has allowed me to hone my skills!

Why did you start working for Upshift? 

I was getting my car serviced so I took an Uber home. I started talking to the driver about ways to make extra money while picking your own schedule and she mentioned Upshift. At the time, I was looking for something where I could make my own schedule because I was traveling a lot to visit family and needed that flexibility. I got home and immediately submitted an application to join Upshift. I completed the onboarding and started picking up shifts right after that!

What do you do outside of work?

I like to travel, go to sporting events and hike/bike a bunch of trails around Charlotte. I’m a big basketball and football fan so I try to go to as many Hornets and Panthers games as possible. Recently, I’ve been traveling a lot to visit family in different parts of the country. I also recently traveled to the Dominican Republic which was great. The flexibility that Upshift provides has allowed me to travel more than I did before joining.  

“The flexibility that Upshift provides has allowed me to travel more than I did before joining. Getting a chance to work in some of these professional kitchens with talented chefs has been a great experience and has allowed me to hone my skills. You can gain a lot of valuable experience working on Upshift just like I did!”

Do you have any advice for new Upshifters? 

You want to show up to your shifts ready to go and give your best effort. If you do that, the businesses will want you to come back and that will help you get shifts in the future. There are a lot of great people who work at these businesses who can teach you about different positions if you are willing to learn. You just need to go in with the right mindset and take advantage of all the great shifts being posted on the app. You can gain a lot of valuable experience working on Upshift just like I did!

What have been your favorite shifts so far?

I really enjoy the banquet server, prep cook and line cook shifts on the platform. I didn’t have any banquet serving experience prior to joining and now they are some of my favorite shifts. I had some experience working in small restaurant kitchens but nothing like some of the high end venues, such as Charlotte Convention Center, that post shifts on the app. Getting a chance to work in some of these professional kitchens with talented chefs has been a great experience and has allowed me to hone my skills. I never would have been able to do that if I didn’t join Upshift.

Like what Reginald 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 Reginald 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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