Pros: fun traveling, meeting new people, being in the outdoors.
Cons: constant being monitored, (surveilance) by technology, and managements intimidation, and denial of pay issues, etc.
Work days are for the most part are enjoyable as you work with and interact with the public. You treat them with respect and kindness and you get the same in return. I've learned this over the years when you sometimes just don't want to deal with the public. Driving long stretches of the highway day in and day out can have take its toll on you, but – more... the key is plenty of rest and a healthy lifestyle. The worst part of the job is when you breakdown (occasionally) on the road in the middle of nowhere and have to wait hours for relief sometimes in austere weather conditions and passengers are upset. My co-workers are the greatest and its is a pleasure to have such friends to work with. We literally are all in the same boat together and treat each other very well. Managements ideology and respect has faltered over the last couple of years probaly related to a slow recovery of the economy and its ridership. Fuel cost have skyrocketed, ridership is slowing and is effecting labor relations between labor and management. Hopefully better days are a coming! – less