In celebration of Women’s History Month we are spotlighting some of the many female Taskers who make our community what it is–a source of help and inspiration for so many people on a daily basis. This week, we sat down with New York City-based Tasker Chim U, who’s been performing Cleaning tasks since last summer. She’s helped her clients keep their spaces clean as they spend most of their time at home due to Covid-19. Read on for Chim’s story!
TaskRabbit: What were you doing before you started tasking?
Chim: Before TaskRabbit, I worked for another competitor. The work was similar but the level of pay and motivation were very different. I was ready for a change and thank goodness I found TaskRabbit.
TR: Does TaskRabbit enable you to find better employment and/or financial opportunities vs. the “traditional” workforce? If yes, how so?
C: With TaskRabbit, I don’t need to go through anyone to get a job. I am my own boss. TaskRabbit gives me financial empowerment and work-life balance because I can choose my rates and schedule. Tasking presents me with a unique challenge every day and I get to meet some incredible people along the way. An added bonus is that it has allowed me to explore New York as I work in various locations each day.
TR: What life/work lessons have you learned or gained through your work as a Tasker?
C: Because clients rely on Taskers to get important things done, genuine honesty and client satisfaction are key. That’s why I focus on being reliable and diligent. My goal is always to make sure my clients are satisfied and happy to be in their homes because the task that they book me for could make or break their day. I always look for a way to go beyond what’s required. Being able to positively impact others as a Tasker has been a true source of happiness for me.
TR: What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
C: WHM is a way to celebrate all women for their resilience and commitment to making the world a better place. Women deserve appreciation and this day gives everyone a chance to recognize the women in their life.
TR: What makes you proud to be a woman?
C: Being a woman gives me the strength to fearlessly make my voice and opinion heard. I’ve been happily married for 17 years, have three beautiful children, and I live life on my own terms. In my work I let my true self shine. I’ve worked hard to make this all happen and to be where I am today, I feel so humbled.
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