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Old 01-30-2016, 11:18 AM   #1
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Apply for school bus driver position?

My main reason is to learn to handle big rig, and to learn vehicle.

I don't see myself driving school bus, unless I get solid education on it. Since I cannot afford to enroll in commercial driving school, this may ease my first step toward handling big machine.

Is it hard to get a job? How do I impress the interviewer or what are things that I can put down on a resume to get me a dream job?
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:57 AM   #2
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In my area, a school bus driver is a barely more than minimum wage job, if you can pass a drug test, the job is yours.
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Old 01-30-2016, 12:21 PM   #3
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When I bought our bus my wife signed up at our local school district to take the driving class which is offered free here just to learn to drive a bus, now she"s on her second year of driving & loves it, She started at $16.00 hr base plus makes extra for wheel chair kids & if they have to put vest on little kids. Oh & she only transports special needs kids. Other districts pay more BUT they don't provide free training.
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In my area, a school bus driver is a barely more than minimum wage job, if you can pass a drug test, the job is yours.
same here. Its a horrible gig I wouldn't wish upon anyone.
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Old 01-30-2016, 12:45 PM   #5
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Come over here and drive my bus all you want, Kwang.
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:32 PM   #6
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Used to be young people, now noticeably older generation, working at fast food joint, not very attractive job. I know because I worked there while I was in high school.

When I finished my education back in the 80s, we all had multiple offers from every company, often with hard-to-refuse incentives, like getting paid large cash bonus to sign employment contract. I didn’t pay a single penny to finish my basic education, and wouldn’t consider any company not offering full tuition plus education benefit toward advanced degree.

I’m afraid, today, I don't see much good jobs left in this country other than selling something, more like screwing someone else. Our corporate hogs, usually risen from sales background are busy transferring manufacturing basis to overseas to get themselves rich payouts, while people are hustling to get a job flipping a burger meats for a minimum wage.

I’m really surprised to hear school bus driver jobs are easy to get. There’s nothing like flipping hamburger meat all day long, sometime my flesh felt like potato fries. I wonder, I’m a vegetarian because I had enough of meat handling and frying grease.
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I'd rather be flipping burgers than getting beat up by kids I'm not allowed to defend myself against. You couldn't pay me any amount of money to put up with peoples kids these days.
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Old 01-30-2016, 02:12 PM   #8
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I understand your position.
All jobs come with good and bad, but I'm really interested in bus driving job.
I wouldn't mind disciplining a badly behaving child, no job is worth humiliating yourself. I read somewhere, Those who distance a rod from a child really hate a child.
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Old 01-30-2016, 03:11 PM   #9
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You could go drive a coach instead. Coach companies around here train drivers and pay double what school bus drivers make.
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I understand your position.
All jobs come with good and bad, but I'm really interested in bus driving job.
I wouldn't mind disciplining a badly behaving child, no job is worth humiliating yourself. I read somewhere, Those who distance a rod from a child really hate a child.
In almost ALL school districts, the driver is NOT allowed to discipline the children passengers. It will cost them their jobs and quickly, too.
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