Pros: positive, meaningful work
Cons: only part time work available and the occassional rude driver
As a Crossing Guard for the City of Huntsville, I had the opportunity to serve the city, enjoy fair compensation, provide a safe environment for our kids and drivers as well as be a part of a very positive and professional group of people.
Typical morning starts at 7:10 and ends at 8:05. You return to your post whatever time school lets out and leave – more... half hour or one hour later, depending on the school. You always get paid for 4 hours, but usually work about 2 hours.
Post vary as far as traffic, pedestrians, etc
The hardest part of the job is when someone is unnecessarily rude or tries to slip by you when you are trying to control traffic/cross children. I literally almost got ran over a couple of times at a very busy post. (Please be nice to your crossing guard...she really is just trying to do her job)
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the many smiling faces and waving hands of children and drivers.
Extra hours are available as traffic patrol for races, parades, etc – less