Excellent Management team - low pay
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 4 July 2016
This company has an excellent management and dispatch team who are willing and able to help accommodate anything and everything. Great work culture and a good group of people. They will help you get your BZ license for free as long as you give them one full year of work. Well worth it. The pay and hours are a bit of an issue. Great for retired person but not anyone who is trying to work two jobs or more.
Bus drivers transport the most precious of cargo and need to be excellent, alert drivers. This is constantly told to the drivers but is not reflected in their pay. Nowadays, you will have to be EXTREMELY careful around children as they will complain about drivers whenever they can. With the advent of cell phones etc, you are best to keep to yourself and not engage too much as it can be read the wrong way.
Also, in the winter months they will expect you to drive in horrible weather that is unsafe. You can refuse to drive, but you will be pressured as there is not a lot of back up. This does not reflect on the local management as they are just upholding a decision made by the higher up. The decision on whether or not buses are running is an arbitrary one and at the discretion of one person who does not actually drive a bus. Be wary of that.
Again, this job is great if you are retired or have young children.
Great management team