Is a bus driver regarded as a good profession?

I mean as in money wise as well as promotion, hours and condition. Also is the the bus driver job profession, going to get any better in the future for London Bus drivers.

Asked By: Zorro - 8/22/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
It's not a profession. But it's an honest job and i think anyone working in an honest job should be respected for it, wether its a profession, a trade or whatever. However i bet if you asked bus drivers if they liked their job they would say no, i think they get alot of abuse.
Answered By: darlingthatsfabulous - 8/22/2007
Additional Answers (10)
It is good money,but I dont think it is the best job,bus drivers have to put up with a lot from the public.
Answered By: CoRaLreeF - 8/22/2007
One of my mates started off as a bus driver, then got onto driving coaches and taking trips abroad - much better money in this. Bus drivers earn about £16,000 where i am, but they have to work long hours, night shifts and take general abuse on a daily basis from passengers. Driving all day long in cities is very... More
Answered By: Vikki - 8/22/2007
im a female bus driver, l love my job, there is alot of abuse but also alot of very nice passengers too, who on occasions make my day very good, the moneys not bad, the hours are all over the place and you can get promotion, the hardest thing l found to cope with was the different shift patterns, it takes a few months... More
Answered By: c g - 8/22/2007
Its good safe job and actually has prospects (inspector etc) When you include shift allowance money is decent enough And you'll certainely get to meet lots of "INTERESTING" people Best of luck
Answered By: wee ste - 8/22/2007
i think any job is a good profession, anybody who gets up and goes to work should be proud no matter what job they have, the wages for most jobs are dire these days anyway, good luck, go for it.
Answered By: sarah m - 8/22/2007
Yes I think so. My husband worked as a bus driver but with a lot of determination worked his way up to a managers position recently and is earning v.good money. He never got any qualifications at school either so anything is possible. Hours are irregular so if you are prepared to work at different times then fine but... More
Answered By: oohbetty - 8/22/2007
My Husband started work as a parcel boy, then tram driver, trolley buses and finally on to petrol buses, and loved every minute of it. When he worked which was over thirty years ago it was classed as a good job , and in those days the money was good. The job is what you make it, and promotions are there as well... More
Answered By: lowjoy - 8/22/2007
The money, hours AND conditions are terrible. There is very little chance of promotion - ONLY 2 Bus Drivers I know have been promoted to Inspector in the last 10 years.
Answered By: k - 8/23/2007
The money can be quite good. £30k is possible in the north west of the UK. London will be better still, plus perks like the driver's spouse and children all get free bus travel ( it used to be tube travel as well in London... More
Answered By: charterman - 8/24/2007
First of all are you talking about bus drivers for yourcity or one that drives long distances?? IE: from state to state??Here in Albuquerque, NM I am going to have to say that the money sucks for the bus drivers (city). I rode one for three years & they put up with a lot of garbage & they pay is not worth it. AS for... More
Answered By: Big Time Yankees Fan - 8/25/2007
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