Honoring Our Veterans: LeScotcia’s Journey to Shiftgig

LeScotcia, known as “L” to her Shiftgig peers, is not the typical Specialist. Originally from Opelousas, LA, she moved to Houston over ten years ago and enrolled at Baylor. Facing a similar problem that most college students have, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do or what her purpose was; she just knew that she wanted to change the world, build a nation, and give back one day at a time. After just one semester, LeScotcia knew she wanted to enlist in the United States Air Force.

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LeScotcia is an Iraq veteran and served a total of eight years with the USAF. During her time, she traveled the world and is proud to have served our country. In her last two years of her military career, LeScotcia opened a new chapter in her life – giving birth to her son Jace Josiah. “He’s an incredibly baby boy who fills my days with joy and my heart with joy”, she said.

After her enlistment was completed, LeScotcia moved to Atlanta to start her own food business. Unsurprising to those who know of her love for Louisiana dishes, LeScotcia’s favorite dishes to make are lagniappe linguine and gumbo. Her infamous gumbo recipe includes ingredients like chicken breast, shrimp, crab legs, tasso, sausage, crawfish tails, and smoked turkey necks with homemade roux. She resides in Houston and occasionally travels to Atlanta to continue working on her food truck concept.

In her time off between shifts and travelling, she enjoys spending time with her large family, including her three sisters, nieces and nephews, her mother, and most importantly her son. “Working at Shiftgig has been the most convenient, resourceful, and enjoyable job I have ever had”, LeScotcia stated. “I enjoy the flexibility most because I am very family oriented and am working on establishing my own corporation. The people I meet at different events are awesome to work with and the clients have always made each shift pleasurable.” Her shifts have ranged from working as a server at different sporting events to bartending, and even shifts as a field supervisor.

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About The Author

Jane Smith is the Community Relations Manager at Shiftgig. She is passionate about helping Shiftgig Specialists and helping transform the way people work. In her free time, Jane loves cooking, exploring Chicago, and spending time with family.