- Business and Employment
Low Paying Jobs That Require Responsibility
What low paying, that is under $15 an hour, do you think require too much responsibility for the amount of pay provided?
There are some that most people may not recognize as such, like your school bus driver. Most work part time, maybe 5-7 hrs a day, are semi or retired, others, making additional income. But, the responsibility they have everyday is huge for the meager pay. They carry up to 80 kids on the 14 ton yellow bus. This is your kid, picking them up and dropping them off twice each day. Depending on the state, they go through at least 25 hrs. of classbook training and another 20 hours of behind the wheel. They must past strict physicals, where even high blood pressure can stop one from succeeding. They must be fingerprinted and have no criminal record. They must pass through driving test with a police officer and pass the state Class B exam. If they get a ticket or into an accident while driving the school bus, it might also impact their private driving record.
Driving a 70 ft. bus filled with 80 kids of many ages requires extensive passenger management and control, yet another class they attend. They must deal with schools, parents, kids and traffic, filled with drivers who act as if the school bus was a target. Many state rules and laws restrict how and what a bus driver does in traffic and their passengers.
With so much responsibility and training that goes into making a school bus driver, one would think it would pay at least $20-25 hr. They carry the most precious cargo- your kids and are responsible for them.