Department of Transportation [ West Farm ]
Bus Monitor (Current Employee) – Silver Spring, MD – November 9, 2018
Toxic work atmosphere. Not enough drivers to transport students. Work hours are not guaranteed, so school bus drivers quit after a few months.
There are not enough Bus Attendants either. The morale is do bad. You hear negative things daily from drivers and attendants.
The BRS [ Bus Route Supervisors] are ill trained. They don't have the knowledge or skill sets to supervise people. The position is not really designed for that purpose, so they never gain that experience. They continue to drive school buses 60-70 % of the time, so its not the typical supervisor role.
The work hours, lack of leadership, morale, backstabbing, complacency, complaints are too much.
You have to be available in this manner;
Wake up 445am to get to work by 6am...go on bus route 615am-945am..midday 1205pm-105pm, the back on the road. 155pm-530pm....home by 630pm.
For 7.4 hours of pay. I must give 14 hours of my day.
Now you see why !!
One year you may get 5 hours ,the next 6.1 hours, the next 5.7 hours. etc.
Lack of work hours, leadership