Love What You Do – Meet Sidekick Kai Chahal

3rd Jul, 2020 | Sidekicker Updates

Sidekicker was founded on the belief that through technology, alongside a relentless drive to help and enable people to reach their potential, everyone should have the freedom to do that they love. Our mission is to help others live a more empowered life.

Our ‘Love What You Do’ series is a collection of interviews with the Sidekicks who make up our casual workforce.

Kai joined Sidekicker in 2016. A keen bean from the beginning, he completed 19 jobs in under a month!

Kai has now said farewell to his commission-based sales job, and is using Sidekicker as his main source of income to save up for his planned upcoming adventures. This is great news for us, as we have loved having him onboard!

What has been your favourite job so far?

My favourite job has to be the cheese tasting for the Yarra Valley Dairy. That was so fun learning about all the cheeses. It was such an odd job that I just never imagined myself ever doing. It was such a good experience.

What do you do outside Sidekicker?

As I’m on a working holiday visa, I mainly just Sidekick and chill around Melbourne not doing much. I am trying to travel as much of Australia as I can whilst I’m over here and the work through Sidekicker is funding my 3 week road trip down the east coast. Cannot wait!

What attributes do you think a top Sidekick should have?

I think it’s important to be good at taking initiative and to be versatile. Be ready for anything and enjoy your work. I think that’s key!

Finally, would you recommend Sidekicker to your friends, and why?

100% I would recommend Sidekicker to friends and family. Before I was putting all my time into Sidekicker, I was working in commission-based direct sales for 4 months(!!) I hated most of it, but I didn’t think I could do Sidekicker full-time.

I kept seeing jobs getting posted and eventually I just quit my sales job and Sidekicker. Best decision ever!

Sidekicker enabled me to leave my last job knowing I had shifts in the pipeline!

It’s an awesome platform and idea. I have loved working with you guys! I’ve even been offered full-time work while on shifts through Sidekicker.

Thanks to everyone at Sidekicker HQ for all the assistance and work opportunities, it’s been awesome!