Meet our newest Upshifter of the Week, Ben K. - An outdoor enthusiast who uses Upshift to find flexible work whenever he isn't playing water sports or enjoying another outdoor activity.


 Hours worked so far

380 hours!

Rating

5 star rating!

 Favourite types of shifts

Food Service Associate

Favourite employer

Chartwells at University of Minnesota

 Reason

The way they posted shifts allowed me to work as much or as little as I needed.

Why did you start working for Upshift?

I just moved back to Minnesota after living in North Carolina for a few years. I was looking for flexible work online when I found Upshift in September. I had a lot of experience with hospitality and light industrial work over the past 10 years so it seemed like the perfect transition for me after moving back home.

What do you do outside of Upshift?

I love water sports and outdoor activities. During the warmer months, I wakeboard, paddleboard, skateboard and hike. There are a ton of lakes and trails near Minneapolis so that’s usually where you’ll find me when the weather is nice. When the weather turns cold, I love to snowboard and there are a few good spots near the city that I go to.

“I am able to decide my schedule each week and that kind of flexibility is really hard to find.”

Do you have any advice for new Upshifters? 

I always like to come prepared and ready to do the best job possible. I started picking up one or two shifts at the University but before long I was working there consistently with more shifts each week. The onsite staff and managers at these locations really appreciate your hard work and want you to keep coming back.

What have been your favorite shifts so far?

I’ve worked most of my shifts at the University of Minnesota as a cook, food service associate and cashier. The way they posted shifts allowed me to work as much or as little as I needed. Whether that meant taking 4 days off in a row to working two weeks straight. I was able to decide that each week and that kind of flexibility is really hard to find.

Like what Ben 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 Ben 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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