Upshifter of the Week: Timothy K!


We are proud to announce that our Upshifter of the Week is Timothy K. A veteran in the food and beverage industry, Tim has clocked over 355 hours across various shifts. He has worked as a bartender, cashier, sales associate, food and beverage associate, event liason, and banquet server. Tim’s proactive nature and his knack for perfection make him a favorite among our clients such as Cedar Point and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Tim uses Upshift to find flexible gigs near him

Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I’ve been in the Food & Beverage industry since 1987, and never thought I’d still be in it! I’ve worked in retail sales and management, restaurant management, and went to school for Business Management! I enjoy cooking, travel when I can, am a huge amusement park and roller coaster enthusiast. I was fortunate to work for Geauga Lake and Cedar Point while in college, and was THE BEST job of my life. I’m glad UPSHIFT has a working relationship with Cedar Point, as I’ve been happy “coming back home” here and picking up shifts there if I can

How has it been working on Upshift?

Working for UPSHIFT has been great. I can work as much or as little as I am able. I’ve met and worked for some wonderful companies and people. It means a lot when the relationship I’ve established with some places and managers, that they request me to return to their businesses, and even treat me like their own staff! I’ve even trained others in jobs, and being an UPSHIFTER, says a lot for the trust and respect we share for each other.

What do you like most about Upshift?

What I like best about working for UPSHIFT is the various locations and assignments I choose to accept. Being able to bring my past experiences and knowledge to a company assignment is an UPSHIFT advantage. And some companies like Cedar Point extend the perks and benefits to me as an UPSHIFTER, with the same things their employees receive, is an unexpected and terrific thing about working with UPSHIFT. Probably the ever-changing duties, places, and people that working for UPSHIFT provides, and those places often create some great new friends, and co-workers from working at those places.

Like what Tim 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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