Durham School Services

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This is a good job for some one who is available for a few hours in the morning and afternoon

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Durham School Services

Pros

If you are willing to take extra routes there is always extra work available. The schedule is flexible for a part-time college student, retired person, or a stay at home mom with extra time to spare. You can choose to work during the summer months or take a break. The work schedule allows for flexibility around holidays following the local school district schedule. There are usually additional shifts during the holidays, weekends, and summer available for those who are interested in additional hours when other private groups charter a bus.

Cons

Most of the buses are not air-conditioned, so it is very hot during the warm months. During the winter it is very cold until the bus warms up after driving for quite a while. Some of the buses are not maintained well. It is at times a high stress high pressure job. Student behavior can prove problematic at times. There are only bus monitors on the special needs buses to help with behavioral issues.

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Weatherford, TX
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Weatherford, TX

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    hours working with schools and children

    Cons

    low morale poor management low pay no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    High expectations, Very low return! No need for it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyde Park, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyde Park, MA

    I have been working at Durham School Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Able to work outside. OT available. Passengers are best part of your day. Non-office job where bosses are not hovering over your shoulder. Pay is OK and will pay your bills. Fleet is well maintained.

    Cons

    High Stress, High turnover, High union dues. Mgmt does not communicate with employees. General Manager is almost never seen by drivers. Drivers not given feedback on ideas or concerns. Dispatch treats drivers like dogs. No inter-dept communication. Written up at the drop of a hat. Very low morale among all departments. Extremely low morale among drivers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key and would be nice. Employees are people, not machines! Proactivity, Respect, Fairness would be a nice start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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