Meet Shavonda: Triathlete, Mom, and Shiftgig Specialist

As a mom of five, Shavonda wanted a way to earn extra cash, but still have time to spend with her family. Thanks to Shiftgig, she was able to accomplish this goal.

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and her Master’s in Public Administration, Nashville resident Shavonda found herself wanting more financial opportunity outside of working a traditional office job. Although she was working full-time, she wanted to earn extra money to help support her husband, and their five children. After telling her mother about this, her mom mentioned Shiftgig and, as Shavonda says, “the rest is history.”

Shavonda eventually went on to resign from  from her full-time office job and now picks up at least five to eight shifts per week as a Shiftgig Specialist. Shavonda says she is happy she found a way to work on her own schedule, and still contribute financially to her household.

In addition to the financial benefits of Shiftgig, Shavonda also has more time now to spend with her family.  And as if that wasn’t reason enough, Shavonda also enjoys being a Shiftgig Specialist is because it allows her to meet new people, and do different types of work, instead of doing the same thing day in, and day out at a traditional office job. .

Since joining Shiftgig, Shavonda has worked a number of interesting jobs. But one of her favorite shifts was as a prep cook and server for a private Chef in Nashville. The Chef was hired to handle a Bachelorette party of 15 guests and Shavonda assisted him throughout the event. She was able to learn a lot from the Chef and enjoyed working in a private setting.

When Shavonda isn’t picking up shifts with Shiftgig, or spending time with her family, she enjoys being a triathlete, biking the trails in Tennessee, running, and swimming. She also enjoys relaxing by doing word search puzzles.

When asked what advice she would give other Specialists, Shavonda says, “A positive attitude can make any shift the best shift,” she said. As a Specialist you never know what you’re going to experience on a shift so be flexible and learn to adapt.” She also encourages Specialists to learn from the leaders on-site, and communicate with them to ensure success.

Shavonda concludes by saying, “Shiftgig is a great company to work for and I would recommend this place for anyone looking for extra money, flexibility, and great shifts!”

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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.