Jazlyn Chew became a mother to her stepchildren, then aged six and seven, when she was just 22. Because she needed to help out with the school fees and the family’s living expense, she took on several part-time jobs over the years to make ends meet, so even though her stepchildren are now grown and the family has more financial stability, the 37-year-old did not hesitate taking on a part-time job as a foodpanda delivery rider on top of her day job as a student care manager in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
“It was clear to me that we needed to prepare for job instability and I felt that this is something I could do in my spare time. Plus, we still have quite a bit of expenses to cover. On top of funding the children’s education costs, we also have a housing loan to pay off,” she explains. She tells us more about what she loves about her second job and her experiences as a delivery rider.