At my house, my husband does all the heavy lifting. This past summer, he tore a tendon in his knee and was confined to the couch for months. When I needed some insanely heavy things moved that normally he would do in a snap, I quickly realized that I took his brawn for granted after I pulled a lot of muscles attempting it myself. I wish I had known about QuadJobs a little earlier, but am glad that I do now!
Here’s the thing- college kids have a lot going for them. They are young, generally in shape, boundless energy (it was reserved for partying in my case, but off topic) and they are a lot more educated in all things current/tech than our generation is. This new site, QuadJobs, realized the potential for college students to fulfill a lot of needs in local communities with relatively low cost of labor.
- Started by a group of three moms: Andra
Newman, Former head of recruitment for J. Crew and Abercrombie &
Fitch, Bridie Loverro, Founder of Blue State Coffee and Betsy O’Reilly,
Former Managing Director at Deutsche Bank (um….yeah….so I guess they are qualified!)
- Utilizes college students for odd job work in many task areas, and they are continually graded by QuadJob users on a 4.0 GPA scale
- Win-win: You get stuff done, they are paid and get to put your ratings on their resume
In the Chicagoland area, approximately 2,500 Northwestern, DePaul and Loyola students are signed up and ready to work!
Want a list of tasks? Here are the most common:
As a part time worker and full time mom, I need all the help I can get. I will let you know how the service goes, I am going to post for a babysitter soon so we can have a night out! (Oh, and they sent me these cool t-shirts to help get the word out…cute, eh? Oh, and the crazy eye makeup job is for another post, please disregard)