Steady pay, terrible management
Bus Monitor, Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – DeKalb, IL – May 12, 2015
A typical day started at 6am, leaving the lot to begin routes. My route returned at 10am and I went straight to the garage to get the bus maintenance equipment and began my rounds of the parking lot, checking all bus engine fluids. Finished bus maintenance around noon, returning inside to wait for my 1:30pm route to start. Returned from route around 4pm, sometimes picking up an extra route from 4pm to 5:30pm. Management was rarely in the office - in fact when I started regular staff were doing employee interviews and the manager didn't come in until three months after I started. Union representatives constantly created a hostile work environment, and were extremely unprofessional. The hardest part of the job was watching union representatives place unqualified people in important positions - ex. someone who doesn't know how to operate a computer was placed in charge of the online routing software due to seniority. Most enjoyable part of the job was working on bus engines out in the parking lot, and getting the opportunity to fix the inefficient routes (until the union stepped in.)
Guaranteed hours and pay.
No insurance, no PTO, no managerial oversight.