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Typical is early morning to do a circle check of the bus, bus run, sweep bus usually about 2 hours of time. On my own time until mid day when head back to the school to get the bus in line for students, bus run, sweep bus for a total of about 1.5 hours.
Within the company I currently work for we are lucky enough to be trained and licensed by our company. We take refreshers/courses every year.
I’ve been licensed coming up on 7 years. It suited our family very well and my mom has been driving well over 20 years.
Good driver, on time, and a mama bear 🙂
Same route every day…but every day is different.
the “good morning” and “have a good night” from my kids.
Weather and depending on other people to be on time but that is very rare.
For a retiree or stay at home mom…best job ever!
We are self regulated as we start from home…most of us. We wear a mask, “check in” when we start our run basically saying self covid check is good and ready to go, spray down every inch of the inside of the bus after every run, ensure kids are wearing their masks.
Like everyone else, be as safe as possible for the ones that can’t get vaccinated.
Schools shut down, we shut down.
I miss the little things…I miss my kids getting on the bus with a big toothless smile with excitement to tell me they lost a tooth.
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