Shipt Shopper John Austin posing for his 7,500th shop

Shipt Shopper Spotlight: John A., Tampa, FL

Across the country, people are becoming Shipt Shoppers to engage with their communities and have an impact on the people around them. Down in Tampa, Florida, Shipt Shopper John A. has become a cherished member of his community. Known for inspiring those around him – especially fellow Shoppers – John prioritizes happiness over all else. As a member of the deaf community, he has some advice for those out there looking to find a job that fulfills them.

John believes that when it comes to your job, the most important factor is being happy. When you love the work that you do, it doesn’t really feel like work, right? Connecting with his community by delivering his regular members’ favorite foods on a daily basis makes working at Shipt enjoyable. Most recently, John achieved the milestone of completing over 7,500 shops – which is no small feat!

How did he complete so many shops? Part of John’s process is to make precise schedules and carefully plan his trips to the store. For John, shopping is like a puzzle: finding all of the correct items in the right amount of time and making sure the member gets everything they need.

“I just enjoy seeing people happy… I would encourage other deaf people to be persistent until you find what makes you happy.”

In his community, he knows that finding a job that makes you happy means you need to be persistent. Finding a niche isn’t easy, John knew he had found the right path when what he did supported him and his values. John says that the best part about his job is it doesn’t force him to think about how much money he makes, but how happy it makes him.

What is part of your job brings you the most happiness? Let us know in the comments below!

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