THIS IS A JOB, NOT A CAREER!!
Bus Operator, Leesburg, VA - March 8, 2015
Where do I start. Oh, let's start with salary. They start you off with $15.10/hr when most start you off with $17 or $18 per hour and the salary tops off at $18/hr so you can imagine how long it'll take you to get there.
They're under a new contract with Loudoun County with lots of stipulations from Loudoun County that is put totally on the drivers from missed trips to not wearing a belt. TransDev will lose money if something is not being done. Management makes sure we do our job so that they the company protects their bottom line which is that money but doesn't want to pay us what we deserve.
Health insurance is garbage as well. Besides the monthly premium, we have to pay an out-of-pocket amount of between $1,600 - $2,000 deductible per person per year and prescriptions have gone up as well.
You have to work 6 months before you see your first 8 hours of leave which also serves as your sick leave because they don't give you sick leave. As a result, you can't take a much deserved vacation because if you do and you get sick that you have to be out of work for a long period of time, you have no income to pay your bills, rent/mortgage or anything else. Plus, they'll point you for missing work, so in other words, you're screwed.
Finally, saving for your retirement, they have one under Fidelity but not only do they not contribute a dime to at least match what you put in but they don't schedule reps to visit us to talk about how to improve our financial portfolios, etc.
So, to summarize it up, this company doesn't care about their drivers and don't want them to have nothing. To them, we're just people that drive these buses, that's all. As long as these buses are out on the street, that's all they care about.
There have already been people returning their uniforms and leaving because of TransDev's and management's BS and the employee turnovers will continue.to mount as the year goes on. If management thinks that newsletters, picnics and birthday cakes are gonna keep these drivers around, they're sadly mistaken!!