Better than a lot of jobs
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 29 April 2018
I love being a bus driver with First Student. I've been with them for almost one school season. There is some unpaid time - moving buses out of the way to get out of the parking lot, for example, but I don't mind. I like this job because I haven't had any negative experiences (so far). Everyone's been kind to me (so far). I have a lot of fun with the kids and my coworkers, even management! This is a great part time job/supplement to other work if you need to make more money. It's not enough money to live on, as it's only part time, but it's great as a supplement ... and I think of it as a hobby, honestly. For me, I don't have any kids, so it's great to get to know some and be outside roaming around on my route. The one concern I have is the potential to get hurt in an accident while driving ... but that hasn't happened (it's the same risk with driving any kind of vehicle).
I learned a new skill this year, and I have had a lot of funny experiences with the kids and some great coworkers.
Great if you enjoy driving, and enjoy kids.
Not enough pay to live on.