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Old 08-09-2018, 11:54 AM   #1
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My county went back last week. A neighboring county is advertising for needed drivers. Claim the county makes 45k stops a day.
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:03 PM   #2
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if I didn't hate kids so damn much I'd consider it. Drive my bus to the bus I drive, then drive that bus for a while, drive back to my bus, and drive my bus home.
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:53 PM   #3
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if I didn't hate kids so damn much I'd consider it. Drive my bus to the bus I drive, then drive that bus for a while, drive back to my bus, and drive my bus home.
Woulda been cool in the past but kids these days suck. They are mostly a bunch of entitled bratty snowflakes.
Trav and Michelle's kids are really cool, but they're the exception.
Oh, and Raul's are adorable!!

That said, I'd still rather not have to drive em to school!

Here in FL they don't really pay a whole lot more than minimum wage and you can't smoke weed or anything. Seems like it would be a thankless, low paying dead end job to me.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:19 PM   #4
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I wonder if most districts provide assistance in obtaining a CDL.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:23 PM   #5
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If you're going to be operating a kid hauler, you WILL need a Class B CDL. Bus companies might help you in obtaining that ticket, but I think if the School Districts are the operating authority, then they might require you to have one before being hired on.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:23 PM   #6
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I wonder if most districts provide assistance in obtaining a CDL.
For example, McDowell county in NC offers CDL classes for new driver candidates in conjunction with the community college and DMV. I am going to take advantage of that during the next class in November.

Just ask the bus depot in your and adjacent counties.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:19 AM   #7
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I don't like being negative but this thread struck a cord...

I have a few family members that drive school bus because it works well with their schedule (in the ministry). What a NIGHTMARE!! The stories they tell are amazing and very frightening. One that I remember is that he (a minister/preacher) took a big sack of unused toys from the church nursery and asked one of the older kids to distribute them to the younger kids (this is a very poor, rural district). One of the parents complained that the bus driver gave their young daughter a gift but not their older son. WOW - the earth stood still. He (the driver) was suspended and a county investigation was started - guilty until proven innocent with some potential outcomes that were really terrible. It all ended ok but was a stressful few months. The kids have learned that the system now favors them and they know how to play it. Just say "the bus driver hit me" and boom - someone's life changes. The drivers I know insist on the cameras to protect themselves!!

I'd go dumpster diving for food before taking a job driving school bus....
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I don't like being negative but this thread struck a cord...

I have a few family members that drive school bus because it works well with their schedule (in the ministry). What a NIGHTMARE!! The stories they tell are amazing and very frightening. One that I remember is that he (a minister/preacher) took a big sack of unused toys from the church nursery and asked one of the older kids to distribute them to the younger kids (this is a very poor, rural district). One of the parents complained that the bus driver gave their young daughter a gift but not their older son. WOW - the earth stood still. He (the driver) was suspended and a county investigation was started - guilty until proven innocent with some potential outcomes that were really terrible. It all ended ok but was a stressful few months. The kids have learned that the system now favors them and they know how to play it. Just say "the bus driver hit me" and boom - someone's life changes. The drivers I know insist on the cameras to protect themselves!!

I'd go dumpster diving for food before taking a job driving school bus....
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:38 AM   #9
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What a bunch of wimpy, entitled brats-
Video: Teacher grabs student by throat, slams him onto cafeteria table
Don't let the headline fool you- that kid is violent and has a history of punching everyone around him. Funny how these kids play the victim the moment reality kicks in.
Can't even subdue them when they get out of line.

Imagine a whole bus full of these "angels".
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I drove elderly and handicapped, great job.

I drove hotel to airport shuttle, crap job.

I'd never drive a school bus, with kids that is.
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