Good place to work with good management and co-workers.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Caledon, ON – 24 October 2012
A typical day of work started at about 7:00 a.m. doing the bus check. I left home at about 7:40a.m. to start a run finishing about 9:00 a.m. and then unto another school to do a field trip. Field trips could be anywhere within a 40 to 50 mile radius of a school. I learned how to be patient with traffic, with noisey children and teachers, to organize my time to be on time for all my runs, and how to research a trip. My co-workers were wonderful people. I enjoyed a social time and planned my time within field trips for shopping, picnics and talking out situations with my friends. We're still close and get together often. Management were supportive during difficulties arising from children and helping when we needed to have time off. My buses were well maintained and my schedules often worked around my daily life. I worked at a ski club during the day, only in the winter two days a week. The company was always understanding if I turned down a field trip. I enjoyed having the ability to take my children when they were young. I enjoyed getting up in the morning to go to work because it didn't feel like work, it felt like a good thing to do. The winters could be difficult with ice and snow and bad roads or days of fog but I learned to deal with it all. Driving everyday, you learned to adjust with weather.
I felt useful and confident in what I did and how I did my job.
I have always enjoyed people and enjoyed helping wherever I can. Life is always more fun if you feel you have accomplished something at the end of the day.
tax deduction for lunches, . received free coffee, lunches or admittance to various places.
no pension plan, no benefits, c.p.p. short on contributions because of part-time.