Thursday, February 19, 2015

The High Cost Of Hiring Bus Drivers


We've noticed that the Greece Central School District has run either a full-page or half-page ad for hiring bus drivers in the Greece Post weekly going back at least to the late fall of 2014!

The cost of this ad campaign must be enormous! 

The payoff must be small, otherwise why continue running these ads?




www.gawker.com

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Buying the ads keeps the Greece Post from telling the truth about the Sports District.

The Sports District has a hard time training drivers who can pass the road test. Hey they can't teach kids either.

Anonymous said...

The truth of the matter is the word is out about driving in Greece. The rules of engagement place the control of the bus in the hands of the riders. It's well known that drivers have been fired for daring to tell the little monsters to SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN.
By the time they complete their runs and return to the lot, the little darlings have called mommy on their cell phones
Mommies in turn call transportation and complain. As a result the poor driver is called on the carpet and fired on the spot.
Who in hell wants to work under these conditions for less than 10 dollars an hour. As one ex driver put it, They couldn't pay me enough to try a deal with those young animals as well as the incompetent employees that run the transportation department.

SCATS said...

To 3:38PM ~~ GCSD doesn't post the pay rate for drivers, but bus attendants get $10.50/hr to start. Given that, I'm pretty sure the driver makes more.

I suspect the rest of your post is dead-on accurate.

Anonymous said...

Pay rate is above minimum wage. Great starting pay. If one does not have a class b license and medical card traing and test is provided. The folks looking for a second income or getting a start for a new job not a bad deal.

Anonymous said...

Not sure why Karen Kleins picture is part of this. she hasn't been there in 3 years. And she was a bad attendant. And I agree the kids have no respect because their loser parents don't care as long as they are out of the house...

SCATS said...

To 4:22PM ~~ Her pic is there because when I Google Greece bus driver, that pic popped right up!

Anonymous said...

driver starting pay is something like 13/hour. Veteran drivers make 23-24/hour. but as an ex-veteran driver there were many days I questioned whether it was worth it for several reasons- some mentioned by 3:38

SCATS said...

TY for that info, 11:23AM :)

Anonymous said...

Scats is that piano stool your sittin on?

SCATS said...

To 3:16PM ~~ Nope, it's an office chair.

Anonymous said...

You ought to use your piano stool so your footsies touch the the floor it would be more comfy ya think.

SCATS said...

To 3:49PM ~~ My footsies are well-grounded, but thanks for thinking of them.