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  • Best thing

    Warm office

    Worst thing

    Passengers unruly kids

    6.5

    Employee, April 2021

    • £15.50 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Working manly on your own

    Worst thing

    Pressure of driving a bus

    4.6

    Employee, April 2021

    • Manages people
    • £25,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 55–64 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Day goes quick...

    Worst thing

    No sick pay

    5.2

    Bus driver, April 2021

    • £12.60 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    Unrealistic driving hours and not no unsociable pay for unsociable hours worked

    4.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Get to drive all day
    Comrade ship

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    4.6

    Employee, April 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Pay, terms and conditions, time off, pension

    Worst thing

    Shift work

    10.0

    Employee, April 2021

    • £64,600 per year, working a 34 hour week
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The money

    Worst thing

    Long hours and short breaks

    5.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £13.11 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Most of the time it’s a good job

    Worst thing

    Let no shifts

    5.5

    Employee, April 2021

    • £10.90 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Work mates

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication from managers

    2.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    OUT ON MY OWN

    Worst thing

    UNSPESIFIED BREAKS

    4.7

    BUSDRIVER, March 2021

    • £10.62 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Flexible and I enjoyed it

    Worst thing

    Heating not working in winter

    9.5

    Bus driver, March 2021

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Money, Freedom, Paid Holidays, Job Security, Managerial support

    Worst thing

    Late finishes followed by early start times

    9.5

    PCV driver, March 2021

    • £12.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Only work about 135 days a year due to shifts.

    9.4

    Employee, March 2021

    • £50,500 per year, working a 36 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Pay, variety, time off.

    Worst thing

    Shift work, pressure to perform well.

    6.8

    Employee, February 2021

    • £33.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    colleagues

    Worst thing

    no help from management

    4.6

    Employee, February 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Easiest job you’ve ever done , no taking work home with you

    Worst thing

    Boredom
    Public abuse
    Shift patterns not nice
    Pay not brilliant

    4.0

    Bus driver, February 2021

    • £12.22 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Free travel

    Worst thing

    Management, hours, rota

    3.1

    Employee, February 2021

    • £13.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Varied days and duties, you get out and about every day.

    Worst thing

    Bad weather can make driving difficult, some passengers are very rude. Breaks can be up to 2 hours in the middle of the shift, break facilities are limited.

    5.5

    Bus driver, February 2021

    • £10.45 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience
  • Best thing

    Easy work, guaranteed hours

    Worst thing

    Long, unpaid breaks, long, unpaid travel time from depot to workplaces

    4.9

    Bus driver, February 2021

    • £10.81 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Independence. Meeting public. Easy job. Flexible hours and shifts.

    Worst thing

    Very early starts. Very late finishes.

    6.2

    Bus driver, February 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Shifts, 4 day week, salary

    10.0

    Train driver, February 2021

    • Manages people
    • £60,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    working with the public can be highly amusing

    Worst thing

    Cold weather

    8.0

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Love driving and being on my own to work

    Worst thing

    Early & late starts cold buses abuse of passengers

    3.8

    Employee, January 2021

    • £13.11 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Fixed shuft pattern

    Worst thing

    Hours of work

    6.2

    Employee, January 2021

    • £10.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Hours and rate of pay

    Worst thing

    Standard of vehicles

    6.3

    Employee, January 2021

    • £10.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    Not enough training. Difficult to keep to times. Holidays on a rota. No help with shifts

    3.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Fresh air and you are in charge of your vehicle,every day is different.

    Worst thing

    Cold mornings on icy cold buses,management that do not listen or care

    7.4

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Everyday is different

    Worst thing

    General public

    7.6

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.15 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    I enjoy driving for a living as I've done it for the last 30 years

    Worst thing

    Bad management and poor maintenance of buses

    3.1

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £11.03 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Being on your own

    Worst thing

    Long hours, short breaks

    5.8

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £10.93 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The comradeship & once out driving your virtually your own boss

    Worst thing

    Poorly maintained vehicles & shifts

    3.6

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.80 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Freedom to perform without scrutiny

    Worst thing

    Long stints behind the wheel

    3.8

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Meeting new people all the time

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    5.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £11.12 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Freedom to do my job

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    6.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.45 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Regular routes and pay

    Worst thing

    Rude and agressive passengers. Unrealistic timings for runs, lack of management care

    4.3

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £11.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    Management, passengers, keeping to time

    7.0

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    My long breaks

    Worst thing

    Poor vehicle maintenance

    5.3

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • £13.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Good camaraderie

    Worst thing

    Long hours, abuse from the general public and other road users

    6.0

    Bus driver, December 2020

    • £11.36 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Free travel and occasional long weekends.

    Worst thing

    Dealing with people that get abusive towards you.

    5.7

    Driver, November 2020

    • £13.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    I find it easy to do the actual work

    Worst thing

    My manager

    6.1

    Fitter, November 2020

    • £14.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    I enjoy it

    Worst thing

    Rotating shifts

    7.2

    Chargehand, November 2020

    • Manages people
    • £16.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Not being micro managed
    Get to drive around and meet new people

    Worst thing

    Social life

    8.1

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • £12.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Ita a relatively easy job to do.

    Worst thing

    Management don't communicate properly with staff

    6.3

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • £9.25 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Planning ahead

    Worst thing

    Dealing with unruly passengers

    4.2

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Driving and seeing the world (Well, Yorkshire)

    Worst thing

    Passengers and Traffic

    8.5

    Bus driver, October 2020

    • £15.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Weekly pay, good money

    Worst thing

    Nasty passengers, working long shifts, don't get to see my partner much

    3.8

    Pcv driver, October 2020

    • £9.84 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Own boss at times

    Worst thing

    Being lied to about my future and then blaming covid for not following up

    5.2

    Storekeeper, October 2020

    • £8.81 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Easy to just get on with your job

    Worst thing

    Counication

    8.0

    Driver, September 2020

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Working on my own, driving

    Worst thing

    Sometimes the passengers can be rude

    6.3

    Bus driver, September 2020

    • £12.64 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Long weekends off

    Worst thing

    Sometimes early starts or late finishes

    7.5

    Driver, September 2020

    • £11.11 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience