Life as a School Bus Driver.
Pros: children are challenge to work with, but the most rewarding experience you will have in your life.
Cons: micro-management, that is now gone; there is just few hours to make money, and it is a long time in a matter of many years to work up seniority to get choice runs'.
Into training and post-training escorted with trainer, then start into the driver's office check mailbox, take orders and receive additional information before departing office. Pre-trip bus, drive to initial stop, follow route and stops accurately. Repeat process after drop off at subsequent schools, by possibly beginning second portion of route at next beginning start of the route. Abiding by rules and regulations at all times. Park bus, post-trip check, and repeat during afternoon run with pop by the driver's office, a pre-trip check, and follow through with route's obligations to conclude again at the Diversified Transportation yard with a post-trip and tidy of bus for the next day.
I learn routes very well, and how to follow through with rules and regulations.
Management has changed since I have been there, but I appreciate their communication and guidance.
The co-workers knew their seniority, and worked within their comfort zone; they were all very approachable and understanding with acknowledgement of their experience and seniority.
The hardest part of my job earning the trust and respect of my employers and employees.
The most enjoyable parts was the work and the children, with an opportunity for charter work and working with great organizations post-school hours.