Pair hard skills with a smile and a can-do attitude, and poof! You get a Tasker. Tasker Christina A. has more than a sprinkling of can-do attitude. To continue our Women’s History Month homage to the growing community of female Taskers who are powerhouses in traditionally male-dominated categories, this week we’re highlighting Christina, who tasks in almost every single category on TaskRabbit—everything from Decoration to Minor Home Repairs.
Continue reading to learn how Christina went from a career in visual merchandising to tasking for the opportunity to learn new skills.
What brought you to TaskRabbit?
The flexibility in scheduling so I wouldn’t have to sit at a desk 9-5 anymore, and the opportunity to do something new and fun. I was interested in learning some new skills, and boy has that happened on TaskRabbit!
What is your best tasking memory?
I rebuilt a bunk bed for a Client who needed to take it apart in order to move it. She just kept telling me how grateful she was for my help and asking me if I needed anything. It was so nice to feel that valued and to understand the positive impact I was making in this Client’s day.
What types of challenges has TaskRabbit allowed you to overcome?
Before I became a Tasker I used to just have a go at things without fully planning or thinking them through. That worked sometimes, but often, it led to me making multiple holes in the wall (of my own home!) when I only wanted one. Working for TaskRabbit has taught me to embrace closer attention to detail. Now, I take extra care, which of course gives better results, but it also shows me how simple it is to do something right the first time. I feel so much more rewarded knowing I finished the task professionally and the very best that I could.
What values do you try to live by?
There is no task that I won’t do. I think sometimes I get a little anxious if it’s a new task within a skill set that maybe I haven’t had as much practice with, but I take my time and do the proper preparation and research. If I need assistance, I’m not afraid to ask.
How has TaskRabbit affected your life?
I’ve met some really great people. Often, female Clients will be excited to see a female Tasker doing handyperson or moving tasks, so I love my small part in making those traditionally male roles seem more accessible. I also truly enjoy the idea that at any moment I may be hired for a task or have a chance to learn something new.
We admire Christina’s positive approach to each new task and category—that they’re learning opportunities and a way to make a positive impact on someone’s day. We encourage all Taskers to seize these opportunities to add new categories or improve skills in a current category. You never know where it could lead. Comment below if you have (or are currently pursuing) new skills to add to your Tasker profile!