It’s a fact. Being a mom is a full-time job itself. That’s why we’re so very inspired by the many hard-working Wonoloer women who are balancing their busy family lives with work. In honor of these amazing women, here’s one of their stories.
Meet Sheryl Haller, a Bay Area-based Wonoloer who has completed an impressive 228 jobs on Wonolo’s on-demand staffing platform over a span of more than two years. Read on to learn more about Sheryl, why she loves being a mom, and how she manages to juggle a busy home life with the work she finds via Wonolo.
Why did you become a Wonoloer?
Wonolo caught my attention because I was intrigued by its innovative use of mobile technology. Instantly connecting companies who have temporary work needs with people who want to work? I had to try it for myself! And once I did, I found that I really enjoyed the work variety, and seeing firsthand what so many fabulous startups in our area are doing.
Has Wonoloing made a difference for your family?
The flexibility Wonolo provides allows me to weave work and home and personal interests together and spend time on what’s really important to us. There is an ebb and flow to life that is hard to manage when you are working at a full-time job and your other life requires more attention. With Wonolo, work no longer requires compromise.
What’s the best part of being a mom?
Sharing everything you know, hope, want and have, and seeing that take shape in your children. Having someone you love unconditionally and being loved in return.
What’s been your favorite part of being a Wonoloer?
I love exploring new things and meeting new people. With Wonolo, you never know what you’ll get to do next. As a Wonoloer, I can count on learning something new.
What’s your most memorable Wonoloer experience?
I’ll never forget my second day working in customer support for a startup. I knew that things can move fast at a startup. I just didn’t realize how fast.
After my first 6-hour shift, where I did administrative tasks with a couple of other Wonoloers, like “listen to these recorded calls and write down the customer’s message,” I was invited to come back the next day. On the second day, the supervisor handed out similar tasks to us, but when she came to me, she handed me a phone headset instead. “You’ll be taking customer calls today.” What!!!? I didn’t feel quite ready for this promotion, but I dove right in. It was a stressful but rewarding start to a fun assignment that lasted for over 6 months.
What famous mom would you most want to have dinner with?
Anna Mary Robertson Moses, who had the nickname Grandma Moses, is a renowned artist who began painting at the age of 78! She exemplifies the idea that you are never too old to reinvent yourself, and I would love to hear all about her adventures. (She lived until the golden age of 101!)
To all the moms out there, thank you for all of the wonderful things that you do for your families – wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day!