Pros: Kids are great., School I drive for is great., Dispatcher is great as are ladies in Charters., Management needs a shakeup and to be told they are in the people business.
Cons: Expect you to do many extras for which you do not get paid., Keeping the bus clean is on your time not paid for it., Same with taking bus in for work etc.
What they say does not match what they do. They hold these things called Raise the Bar. And then nothing happens with the results. Nothing changes.
They also have a new thing with GPS in the bus and they use it to threaten drivers with speeding. If you speed management will be advised! But they do not prove the speedometers are correct in the bus and show the right speed. Also many do not work properly.
They use it as a threat not as a useful tool to assist in your job. Fear rules a lot of what they do.
Also they say the door is always open but nothing happens. You can file reports and no feedback ever happens. If something happens you have to attend a meeting on your own time even if you were not at fault at all.
There is always some excuse as to why things are not happening as they said they would. The new GM is trying hard but he is up against a lot of old school thinking in the company.
Rather than admit a mistake was made they lie to you and when logs prove them wrong they lie to you.
Other drivers are great to work with for the most part and take the responsibility very seriously.
If they had to pay for all the work they expect for free the company would not be in business or management salaries would have to be reduced to cover costs. It is really a who you know company rather than a what you know and do company. They show no appreciation for those who go above and beyond in the job.
My best advice is to just stick to doing exactly what the job needs and do not do extras. It will get you nowhere.
I would like a manager to show how to keep – more... the bus as clean as they expect it to be in the few minutes they say it will take. – less