The job of a Bus Operator is very stressful from the minute you get ready for work until the time you get home again. It takes alot out of a person mentally and physically. To start your schedule is not always consistent especially if you work "the board". The times you start work are any hour of the day or night so basically you don't have a life and sleep is a thing of your past. The days you have off you are trying to catch up on sleep so your family has to understand that. If there are problems on your routes you just have to figure out how to deal with them or accept them as management does not really help and the union has their own agenda.
You do get to meet some interesting people on the bus and there are some laughs and enjoyable moments with co coworkers during split hours or scheduled get togethers after work.