Pros: great benefits, great hours, great working environment.
Cons: can't think of any, except maybe the bathrooms for the drivers are few and far between between trips
I began work at 8.50/ hour and learned how to operate many types of buses, I have enjoyed my passengers very much through all their diversity. And have enjoyed driving for all of them.
A typical day at work will be driving airport employees to work from Stapleton to DIA in a safe and timely manner, fielding questions about how to pay for parking at the park and ride kiosks, loading luggage for travelers and unloading the luggage at the airport. I make sure to take the appropriate fares into the fare box, and explain the fare structure to those who are unawares of it. I enjoy some of the conversations I listen to on the drive and enjoy the scenery on the way.
I learned that my own body language and demeanor can effect how the passengers react to me. I also bring passengers with luggage, from all walks of life back from the airport and deliver them safely to Stapleton to return home to their families.
The management at RTD that I have met have been wonderful to me, they are personable and fair in all their duties. I have never had any issues with management, I enjoy working with them.
My co-workers, those I have actually gotten to know, have been great, it is very much like working in a family, we all work very well together.
I can't think of anything hard in the job, except lifting some of the bin doors on the coach I drive which have been known to be almost impossible to lift, but once I have written them up in the "beef sheet", they are repaired and the problem is solved.
The most enjoyable part of my job has been going to work and being relied upon and fully committed to, working without supervision and making RTD Shine. They trust me to make sure their customers are well taken care of, and that, I am very happy to do.