Bus Driver (Current Employee), Tacoma, WA – August 18, 2012
Pros: supportive environment for those getting started.
Cons: healthcare coverage is inadequate.
If you enjoy children and like to drive, this is the job for you. The hours are great because you get most major holidays off work and you have hours during the day to exercise or run errands. The staff are supportive and will assist you in passing the requirements for the job, including preparing you for the CDL test and necessary endorsements.
Bus Attendant (Former Employee), Salina, KS – March 2, 2014
Pros: i was at work while my kids were in school and home most of the time when my kids were
Cons: being out in the extreme hot or extreme cold
every day both morning and afternoon you checked in with the dispatcher and waited in the break room until it was time for your bus to leave then when your driver went out to the bus you would go with them . I learned to be careful who you trust. Didn't talk to a lot of the other employees . The hardest part of the job would have to be the early mornings. – more... The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the kids. – less
Bus Driver/Class BCD CDL Airbrakes (Current Employee), Milwaukee, Wisconsin – February 15, 2014
Pros: being outdoors and the weekly pay.
Cons: the position is part time.
I enjoy working in Customer Service and helping others. This has been a major part of my life from working with patients, to working with our youth. I am not only driving our kids to where they need to be, I can also relate to them, and they feel safe. We converse and communicate with each other and I KNOW them as human beings. I also enjoy having the – more... driving experience as well. I get along fine with my co-workers also. The hardest part os that it is only part time, but other than that things are fine. – less
Bus Driver (Former Employee), Davenport, IA – February 3, 2014
Pros: less pay
Cons: off for summer
drive kids to and from school If you want part-time work only when school is in session, becoming a school bus driver may be the ideal job. To get a school bus driver's license in the US, you must obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) in your state. You must also meet state eligibility requirements to get school bus (S) and passenger (P) endorsements co-workers – more... are great to work with and the hardest part of the day is dealing with other drivers and the most enjoyable part of the day is the kids – less
School Bus Driver (Current Employee), Hayward, CA – February 3, 2014
- Performed pre-trip vehicle inspections to assure safe operation. - Drove on a school bus route - picking up and dropping off student passengers at assigned stops on route. - Performed post-trip vehicle inspections to assure all passengers have left the bus. - Assisted with wheel chair rout when needed - Attended and took part in safety meetings to – more... learn and assist others in accomplish the highest professional driving -skill level. – less
School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TN – January 26, 2014
At work by 5:45,am. first student pickup at 6:05 am., last pick for day at 4:15pm. Worked a split shift. Co-workers were nice. Hardest part of job not being able to get the proper discipline for student who were constant trouble makers. Most enjoyable parts field trips and driving with no students.
A typical day involves collecting my bus key, performing a pre-trip inspection with a ZONAR hand held, record all information, start m route, collect all students and deliver them to school safely. In the afternoon I again collect my key, perform another pre-trip inspection, and go to the school to wait for students to be dismissed to be taken home. – more... At the end of the day I perform a post-trip/child check inspection and return my key.
This job has helped me become a more patient person.
Our management is always there to listen to any and all concerns or questions that the drivers may have.
Co-workers are enjoyable to be around.
The hardest part of the job is driving in the snow and at night in the colder months.
The most enjoyable part is knowing I am helping students get to where they need to be safely, and also to hear their laughter. – less
Bus Driver (Current Employee), Austin, TX – January 1, 2014
The safe transportation of students from home to school and back again requires patience, understanding, kindness, and flexibility of mind and body. Time management and knowledge of laws are essential.
STUDENT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR (Current Employee), Tacoma, WA – December 29, 2013
My job, includes many different expectations. I needed to check my voicemail, email, address issues by priority. It is a job which entails the ability to multitask, work well with little or no direct supervision. I work independently with deadlines to obtain in a certain period of time. I work with Administrators, Parents and drivers. I enjoy the fast – more... pace, of the job, which makes the day go by quickly. I work with the Management when making decisions concerning the incidents that occur that may suspending a student from riding the school bus for a determined amount of time. – less
Bus Driver School, Part-time (Current Employee), York, PA – December 28, 2013
Pros: casual. outdoorsy. stimulating. great memories of the kids.
Cons: your call.
It's a decent job. Please don't take it if you cannot deal with an occasional child issue. THEY ARE CHILDREN...not robots. You need to be able to handle the road and jumpy kids. Be stern - YES. Be human, too! Kids are great and what you do is needed.