Talent Talk | Featuring: Kyle D.

January 24, 2022
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Say hello to Kyle, our newest Talent Spotlight! Kyle loves the flexibility of Jitjatjo as he has relied on temp and gig work for income while on the move across the country. His favorite food is salmon patties with cream peas and homemade macaroni. He can’t live without music and he will never share the recipe for his Grandpa’s Italian soup!

Name: Kyle D.

Joined Flex: Summer ‘20

Profession: Dishwasher and F&B Attendant

What interested you about working with Jitjatjo?

I’ve been traveling the nation for 6 straight months using gig-working apps for income. When I was flying into Illinois to visit my family, I needed to find a way to keep my income coming in and Jitjatjo helped me get started fast.

What’s your favorite gig you have worked so far and why? Tell us about it.

DePaul University. From the chefs to the faculty, to the students. The atmosphere is quite the vibe in itself. I love gigs where I get to have a lot of interaction with the public.

What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical work day for me ranges from a morning prep cook role to a brunch or wedding server. This will last until 2-3 in the afternoon and I try to pick up another gig in the evening. It’s been such a wide variety of roles but primarily it’s dishwashing or event serving. I’ve been quite literally everything in the hospitality industry now a days I can fill any roll necessary but I aspire to a corporate role with one of the gig working apps since I have an MS in Org Leadership that I need to utilize.

What's the best part about making your own schedule?

Mobility, flexibility, and freedom.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d give a new Jitjatjo teammate?

Confidence, preparation, and commitment will get you through most circumstances. Never be afraid to ask for help.

What is your proudest accomplishment? 

Finishing grad school.

With a flexible schedule, how do you like to spend your time when you're not working?

If I’m not working, I’m traveling & exploring the area I’m in.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation, I spend so much time commuting.

Weirdest thing you've ever eaten:

Golden berry. It’s a Peruvian fruit that’s like a cross between a strawberry and tomato.

Special talent: I rarely get sick, it’s been years.

Something you can’t live without: Music

Favorite food: Salmon Patties with cream peas and homemade macaroni

Favorite movie or TV show: The Flash

Hobbies: Life coaching - Self Development & Personal Growth

Secret recipe you’ll never share: Grandpa's fast easy Italian soup

Kitchen tool you can’t live without: Espresso Machine

Your motto or words to live by: Perception is Reality.


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