Non stop busy days, great people to work with, co workers were wonderful. Dealing with alot of people from different walks of life, different pace each day, not one day is the same. Lots of learning to do each day, interacting with lots of people as well.
Very rewarding in the terms of providing one on one relationship with parents of special needs students. Your route depends on where you live. Work day consists of time management and extreme safe and defensive driving. Staff safety and information meetings, paid. Hardest part of the job is traffic/weather and the end of the school year. Workplace is welcoming and informative. Management is professional and accommodating. I’ve learned that everyone has needs and it is important to recognize the day to day struggles and accomplishments these students endure each day.
Advancement free school bus license upgrade/training
Getting to school/drop offs late weather or traffic
Because we are dealing with children and schools, Campeau is a very fast paced environment. The schools and boards are extremely demanding. Everyone automatically assumes that we are in the wrong prior to knowing any details. You must be organized and able to work in this type of stressful environment.
Pay is bad. Ottawa pays their drivers more than Bomanville drivers. Not fair as we all do the same job. They penny pinch everything. Need to pay drivers more money if they want to keep us. . Lousy $14.00 an hour. Our HR department does nothing except cost the company money when they could be paying the drivers more if they got rid of HR in Quebec, who again do nothing for the drivers.
Would be better if more hours and if there was benefits. Currently only getting 29 hrs per week on my school run with the occasional charter. $15/hr but lots of responsibility and no benefits whatsoever.