Jitjatjo hires part-time employees to work in education, stadiums, restaurants, hotels, retail and health care establishments.
Expected pay: $10 – $30 per hour
Commissions & fees: NA
Where: Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Sydney, Australia
Requirements: 18 or older; experience; references
Jitjatjo is a rapidly-growing staffing company that has expanded from finding bartenders and servers to finding a wider array of flexible food service, security and staffing jobs in several industries, including education, hospitality and health care.
How it works:
Jitjatjo differs from most side hustle platforms in that the company actually takes you on as a part-time employee. That’s a huge benefit because it means that they will pay the employer’s portion of your Social Security and Medicare taxes, which add to 7.65% of whatever you earn.
The company also withholds income taxes, which means you have fewer concerns about making estimated payments or having an unpleasant surprise at tax time. And you can earn paid time off.
You sign up to work in one of the industries that the site supports — hospitality, health care, education or retail. If your application is accepted, Jitjatjo will text you when there is an opportunity in your neighborhood.
The pay is decent, though not overly generous. The benefit of being an employee is that you’re covered by minimum wage laws, and overtime, where applicable.
Most jobs here are at that minimum wage level or slightly above, but pay is also immediate. Jitjatjo pays through Instant Pay, which solves any worries you might have about waiting for a paycheck.
That said, worker reviews of this site are mixed. Some say they make great money and love the flexibility. Others — including several who commented on SideHusl.com — say they’re sent to employers, who failed to pay them for some or all of their hours.
The bulk of worker reviews are positive. But it appears that the site is only as good as the employers it sends you to. So, watch where you work here and keep good track of your hours.
Know that if you’re not paid for hours you worked, employees have the right to complain to the Department of Labor. And the DOL usually acts quickly to restore lost wages. Just make sure you keep good records of when you clock in and out.
We think this site offers decent opportunities and is worth a look if you’re in one of the markets Jitjatjo serves. Other sites to consider, if you want to work in food or beverage service, include Wonolo and Qwick.
What their employees say: (from Glassdoor)
Sometimes the people you work for aren’t aware of your arrival.
“I have been working at Jitjatjo part-time for more than a year. You literally set your own schedule and work whenever you want! If you have any questions, their team is really nice and are super understanding. They do talent events every quarter, so you get to meet other people on Jitjatjo. Instant pay is really cool.
“Everything is straight forward and explained. The app is simple and user interface is great; payment is quick and easy; the gigs are fun and well paying. For somebody who has a full time job, being able to turn on and set availability for what works on my schedule is fantastic.”
“Very diverse team. Great company to work for. They treat you like family and with utmost respect. Great company culture & smart team. Room for growth. Fun environment. Flexible hours but very fast paced. If you’re not adaptable, this company is not for you.”
One of the best make your own schedule jobs around u get paid the same day the longer you work the more seniority you’ll get as far as receiving more gigs than most higher pay per gig etc.
Being able to switch job descriptions on a daily basis keeps the work life “Spicy”. It’s always something to look forward to each day when you start your shift with the kind professionals. There is not a downside to this business. I love everything about it.
I have been with Jitjatjo for three years. Great for primary or secondary income. I love community management, Co workers, and staff I get to work with. JJJ gigs have allowed me to attend college and earn decent money as well.