Re: Getting official training to drive a bus.
I got my CDL at the local school board while in college. Its tough because the pay isnt all that great and you work a split shift. Youre at work at 5:30 am, back home at 9 and have to return at 1-2pm so basically your whole day is shot for about 6 hours of pay. I had to go to work, then go to class and from class back to work then back to school for a night class. I overslept alot and missed the morning shift to wake up to 50 messages asking if Im coming in but never got written up or fired, they were cool like that. Benefits were good and the people were very nice to work with, a whole mix of young old, retired etc. Then I drove a tow truck for awhile, schedule worked better for school but the job was worse, alot of 3am calls and weekends. Tried the dump truck thing too one summer during break, that was the most boring job I have ever had in my life!