Originally Posted by Steves104x4
Having driven public transit for 25 years I can tell you that you ain't seen nothin'.
If you do ANYTHING to protect yourself, it is now your fault because you have escalated the situation. The bus company has a very very long memory and will f you in ways you cannot imagine.
Just 1 of a Rolodex of examples...after a third 1 minute early or late to the timing point (the Supervisor, who is hiding behind the Gas station), writes you up and the following day you must see the Boss and he selects your day off, without pay. If you do not show great enough remorse for your actions at your hearing you go to step 2 and another week or so off. Early again? go to "step" 2 and an appointment to see the Boss can take up to 1 month (again no pay). Get "caught" early or late 6 times in 1 year, you are fired (yes, fired, permanently) step 3 is goodbye; it rarely goes to step 3 because they can't afford to train new drivers plus you are going to be working the next several weeks for "free!" I could go on and on but suffice it to say it's no wonder real humans refuse to riide public transit. The Bosses are worse than the public.
Thanks for reading.
Your driver, Steve
Several years after I retired from the fire department I thought it would be nice to fill some of my time by driving a school bus. I attended their mandatory training and got my CDL liscence. I was assigned the shit route being the new guy, no surprise, I expected it. I had a middle school and kindergarten/first grade route. I honestly don't know which was worse, none of the kids showed any respect towards me as their elder and driver. I lasted four days before I resigned, the straw that broke the camels back was the middle school kids throwing around a used tampax pad. Sad thing was this was with kids in an upper middle class neighborhood.