Productive work environment, great management.
Pros: driver appreciation day, family day, driver rodeo, retirement parties.
Cons: demanding work schedule.
I worked a split shift. Every three months my schedule would change. I picked work according to my daily life. I would clock in every morning no later then 5 am; clock in on time with an extra ten minutes to spare, get my bus for the morning from dispatch, check the detour board, grab my bus schedules, pre-trip my bus, and pull out. I'd pull back in a few hours later with completion on of my first half of the day. I'd clock back in in the afternoon no later than 4pm and do the same procedure. Pull back in where instructed to do so and go home.
I've learned so much on the job it has truly been an experience. I've learned how to handle hostile situations in an appropriate manor, safety, and proactively. I've took safety key classes and have complete knowledge of the Smith System. I've received Outstanding Bus Operator awards and Safe Driving awards as well. I've learned how to read maps and use good judgment in any and all types of situations which I can use and apply to my daily normal life style. I've learned how to drive safe and be safe at all times. I've learned how to care for people in many different ways and react to situations appropriately and prompt. My management at Metro Transit was great and I got a long with every co-worker. The hardest part of my job was to drive in snow when the streets were not properly plowed. The most enjoyable part of my job was actually driving and interacting with passengers.