Upshifter of the Week Karrisa M!

We are proud to announce that our Upshifter of the Week is Karrisa M from Cincinnati. 

Karrisa M.

Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I was born and raised in Cincinnati and graduated from Xavier University. I have over 7 years of experience in the customer service industry. I am also a creative type of person and love being able to utilize those skills on the job whenever possible. When I first started on Upshift, I was already working full-time for a company, but now I am currently running two of my own businesses. One focuses on leadership development with both personal and professional mentoring. The other is a landscaping business, which is very seasonal—so Upshift has been a huge help with filling in any gaps that come along with that.

How has it been working on Upshift?

I’ve been working on Upshift for over a year now and it’s been great! Some of my favorite places to work have been at Swim Outlet and the World Equestrian Center, but I’ve also done a lot of banquet shifts at a variety of businesses on the platform as well. That’s actually one of the best parts of Upshift is being able to work in different positions at new businesses all of the time, which helps to keep things fresh. Another thing is feeling appreciated by the businesses for our hard work. One of the pain points that I found in my previous jobs is that I am a very capable person and when my skills were put to use, I wouldn’t always feel appreciated by my managers. However with Upshift, it’s been the complete opposite experience. There are times when I walk into a shift and the manager is immediately so relieved just to have me there, which is a really great feeling.

What do you like most about Upshift?

The flexibility that I get is probably one of the biggest reasons for me working with Upshift, mainly because it allows me to schedule shifts around my two businesses. Normally I’d have to request time off from another job, but with Upshift, I just don’t apply for any shifts during that time. I love that I don’t ever have to feel guilty for dedicating time to my own businesses. I can just use the mobile app to pick up things in my free time and fill in the gaps. Upshift suits my needs perfectly for that reason!

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