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Hello I'm having doubts that maybe, I'm not confident in being a successful bus driver. I love driving sure and I love passengers and I love the environment. But I've tried to get my head round how to physically be a bus driver, I'm not sure I can. Any advice please.
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You'll get there it takes time I've been doing it a year a still think that sometimes and other times I sit and think I bossed it
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Once you start you will get the hang of it its like driving a car except its a longer vehicle and just need bit more space for turning just take your time and it will come to you
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I've been doing it 13 years love my job.. Not so much at the moment.
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Just dont overthink it, will all click into place
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I shat my pants every time I drove a bus for a good month, not because of the ticket machine, (that's the easy part, if you mess that up you can just tell them to sit down).
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I was just so scared of scraping a car, running over some d**k who ran out into the road, or my biggest fear was getting stuck somewhere and not being able to get out of it. Then all of a sudden it just sort of clicked, it gets easier, you stop dreaming about bloody buses every night and start enjoying it. I've been doing it for 9 months now and I am so glad I put faith in myself and sent in that job application.
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Cleffo.megs wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:48 pm I shat my pants every time I drove a bus for a good month, not because of the ticket machine, (that's the easy part, if you mess that up you can just tell them to sit down).
Believe me, the fear of being stuck somewhere that you can't turn around never leaves you. I have been oh so close with mini buses, full size buses, and even 50ft coaches. I remember once going into Derby. We always went in one way with our coach, but there was a bus lane that went on ahead. I concluded that had to go to the bus station, so I asked a driver once if it was straight forward. He assured me that it was.
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Cleffo.megs wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:48 pm I was just so scared of scraping a car, running over some d**k who ran out into the road, or my biggest fear was getting stuck somewhere and not being able to get out of it. Then all of a sudden it just sort of clicked, it gets easier, you stop dreaming about bloody buses every night and start enjoying it. I've been doing it for 9 months now and I am so glad I put faith in myself and sent in that job application.
So next trip down with a good friend as co-driver, we discussed it. Are you going to do it then, he asked? Yes, I replied. What's the worse that can happen? That remained a catch phrase with us for years. The worst that could happen turned out to be finding a bus driver waving wildly at us as I drove into a one way street the wrong way and found myself trying to turn around in a pedestrianized area. 😂
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BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:49 pm
Cleffo.megs wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:48 pm I was just so scared of scraping a car, running over some d**k who ran out into the road, or my biggest fear was getting stuck somewhere and not being able to get out of it. Then all of a sudden it just sort of clicked, it gets easier, you stop dreaming about bloody buses every night and start enjoying it. I've been doing it for 9 months now and I am so glad I put faith in myself and sent in that job application.
So next trip down with a good friend as co-driver, we discussed it. Are you going to do it then, he asked? Yes, I replied. What's the worse that can happen? That remained a catch phrase with us for years. The worst that could happen turned out to be finding a bus driver waving wildly at us as I drove into a one way street the wrong way and found myself trying to turn around in a pedestrianized area. 😂
oh God, that's the sh*t I'm talking about. I don't want to end up the driver that's all over facebook for driving off a pier or something!
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Cleffo.megs wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:49 pm
BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:49 pm
Cleffo.megs wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:48 pm I was just so scared of scraping a car, running over some d**k who ran out into the road, or my biggest fear was getting stuck somewhere and not being able to get out of it. Then all of a sudden it just sort of clicked, it gets easier, you stop dreaming about bloody buses every night and start enjoying it. I've been doing it for 9 months now and I am so glad I put faith in myself and sent in that job application.
So next trip down with a good friend as co-driver, we discussed it. Are you going to do it then, he asked? Yes, I replied. What's the worse that can happen? That remained a catch phrase with us for years. The worst that could happen turned out to be finding a bus driver waving wildly at us as I drove into a one way street the wrong way and found myself trying to turn around in a pedestrianized area. 😂
oh God, that's the sh*t I'm talking about. I don't want to end up the driver that's all over facebook for driving off a pier or something!
When we realized what I had done, we just fell about laughing and got on with it. That was on Nat Ex so there is a lot of flexibility on where you go.
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Cleffo.megs wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:49 pm
BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:49 pm
Cleffo.megs wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:48 pm I was just so scared of scraping a car, running over some d**k who ran out into the road, or my biggest fear was getting stuck somewhere and not being able to get out of it. Then all of a sudden it just sort of clicked, it gets easier, you stop dreaming about bloody buses every night and start enjoying it. I've been doing it for 9 months now and I am so glad I put faith in myself and sent in that job application.
So next trip down with a good friend as co-driver, we discussed it. Are you going to do it then, he asked? Yes, I replied. What's the worse that can happen? That remained a catch phrase with us for years. The worst that could happen turned out to be finding a bus driver waving wildly at us as I drove into a one way street the wrong way and found myself trying to turn around in a pedestrianized area. 😂
oh God, that's the sh*t I'm talking about. I don't want to end up the driver that's all over facebook for driving off a pier or something!
The real nightmare is on stage carriage, because it doesn't matter what route you are on, what time it is, or where you are, at the ultimate moment of f**k up, another bus will turn up with a driver to both laugh at you, and to tell everyone at the depot. 😃
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Cleffo.megs wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:48 pm I shat my pants every time I drove a bus for a good month, not because of the ticket machine, (that's the easy part, if you mess that up you can just tell them to sit down).
you've said what I was about to! 9 months for me too. Love driving the buses now & have got over that bit of nervousness as your waiting for the change over.
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Cleffo.megs wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:48 pm I was just so scared of scraping a car, running over some d**k who ran out into the road, or my biggest fear was getting stuck somewhere and not being able to get out of it. Then all of a sudden it just sort of clicked, it gets easier, you stop dreaming about bloody buses every night and start enjoying it. I've been doing it for 9 months now and I am so glad I put faith in myself and sent in that job application.
The pay is a fraction of what I used to earn but I'm glad I did my application when I did too. Don't regret it at all! Safe driving!
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First you need to hate the public like all good bus driver's 😂 lol
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It takes a few months to all click into place.
Don't run early, don't kill anyone, nothing else really matters too much.
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baillGTside wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:52 pm It takes a few months to all click into place.
Don't run early, don't kill anyone, nothing else really matters too much.
What is an empty bus?
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BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:52 pm
baillGTside wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:52 pm It takes a few months to all click into place.
Don't run early, don't kill anyone, nothing else really matters too much.
What is an empty bus?
A happy bus 😃
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BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:52 pm
baillGTside wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:52 pm It takes a few months to all click into place.
Don't run early, don't kill anyone, nothing else really matters too much.
What is an empty bus?
Oh, and that tape line on the floor is only visible to bus drivers, passengers can't see it
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Take your time. Get used to the vehicles and chill. You will be fine.
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I've had 17 years behind the wheel and I still love it!
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I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
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Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
A couple of months in and you will be wondering what the hell you were scared about.
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Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
And remember that all companies are very understanding at first.
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BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:55 pm
Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
A couple of months in and you will be wondering what the hell you were scared about.
aye maybe I’m just panicking I’ve had about 5 routes in 4 days to learn,
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BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:55 pm
Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
And remember that all companies are very understanding at first.
still got the dreaded ticket machine to come wondering if I’m too old lol
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Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:56 pm
BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:55 pm
Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
A couple of months in and you will be wondering what the hell you were scared about.
aye maybe I’m just panicking I’ve had about 5 routes in 4 days to learn,
Well I'm 58 and went from coaches back to stage carriage in November.
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Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:56 pm
BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:55 pm
Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
And remember that all companies are very understanding at first.
still got the dreaded ticket machine to come wondering if I’m too old lol
I found it really hard work. Suddenly felt out of my depth like I hadn't for years. It all came together though, just about.
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Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
you’ll be fine big deep breaths don’t worry about your timings to start with concentrate on where you put the bus and take your time the machine will come
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Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
if you get stuck don’t panic just say please have a seat your next driver will get your ticket ... then ask when you get back
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priceryon-799 wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:01 pm
Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
if you get stuck don’t panic just say please have a seat your next driver will get your ticket ... then ask when you get back
thank you
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Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:02 pm
priceryon-799 wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:01 pm
Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:54 pm I’m just route learning and sitting with driver they make it look so effortless both the bus and the ticket machine I’m having doubts 😔
if you get stuck don’t panic just say please have a seat your next driver will get your ticket ... then ask when you get back
thank you
always here it’ll all just click in one day
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priceryon-799 wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:02 pm
Rich-deluxe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:02 pm
priceryon-799 wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:01 pm

if you get stuck don’t panic just say please have a seat your next driver will get your ticket ... then ask when you get back
thank you
always here it’ll all just click in one day
hope so mate stay safe out there
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Best thing to do is pretend there is nothing else on the road, and you have the right of way of everything, in other words don't give a f**k, your bigger your right of way, keep that mentality you will be ok, 25yrs experience
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RAVORAND wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:03 pm Best thing to do is pretend there is nothing else on the road, and you have the right of way of everything, in other words don't give a f**k, your bigger your right of way, keep that mentality you will be ok, 25yrs experience
love it mate
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It will come, you will learn the routes in time, the ticket machine will be second nature soon enough and as said, it just clicks one day. Take your time, don't try to rush yourself as that's when mistakes will happen. Double check what ticket they have asked for (I still do this, trust me, you will be asked some weird arse stuff for a ticket - like a single return, or such beauties like that).
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Before you get to any stop just check your dashboard or bus stopping light if it's visible from the cab for any illumination, and check it again because they won't always press the bell and claim they have. And don't expect people on bus stops to 1) want the bus you are driving even if it's the only bus that uses that route and 2) stick their hands out for the bus in time.
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Stay slim make sure you fit behind the wheel that's a start. Don't listen to negativity in the workplace just be you
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and don't do like one driver make a s*x video then show everyone or try sell drugs to other drivers that's happened before 😂 and do not sleep with the passengers that's always happening
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It takes a few months to get used to it but really, it suddenly clicks!
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bendexis_800 wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:06 pm It takes a few months to get used to it but really, it suddenly clicks!
That's it in a nutshell.
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Hated the job at first. Wondered why I had given up what I did before then realized I hated that job even more 😂 as others have said it all falls into place one day, you’ll suddenly realize that it is in fact the easiest job in the world.
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I love it now, I’m on country routes which is awesome on a day like today. Just stick with it, you’ll regret it if you don’t.
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Its really not that hard 🤨 I hate busses, I hate passengers and I hated bus driving n I done alright lol
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I thought the same when I first started nearly 5 years ago. Almost quit 8 times in a week. But I stuck it out and I'm now a mentor!
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Ignore wots happening around we meet some nice people in this job look on the positive side not the negative I’ve been driving ten years I love it
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1. The more you do the job by the book, the easier it is.
2. This is the only job you'll ever have where you're paid to be late.
3. Don't be afraid to ask if you don't know something.
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Every driver you work with has been where you are now, and most, if not all, will be happy to help you.
Stop worrying, relax, and enjoy the drive!!
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PhIIernexpre wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:10 pm Every driver you work with has been where you are now, and most, if not all, will be happy to help you.
Stop worrying, relax, and enjoy the drive!!
Wise words.
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BriandLyfe wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:10 pm
PhIIernexpre wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:10 pm Every driver you work with has been where you are now, and most, if not all, will be happy to help you.
Stop worrying, relax, and enjoy the drive!!
Wise words.
thankyou
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I was the same in the beginning, 15 years later it's just a walk in the park, yes it can be shit out on the road and just one person can ruin your day but remember this one thing.....
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we are all one big family at the end of it and there will always be someone to guide you through bad days, I've made the most amazing friends at our garage and other depots over the years..
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Newby here coach driving for only 6 months. I felt the same for the first few months. It's getting to learn your vehicle, training your brain to remember your not driving a car.
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I was just starting to feel confident after 6 months.
It just takes time. Stick with it. Take your time and don't be afraid to talk to people if your unsure about something.
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Take each day as it comes no two days are the same.
You are learning all the time.
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Post by GRAYCENE »

You'll be fine. I'm the same.
It's this lockdown mate. It's throwing off confidence. Hang in there. You'll be great.
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Re: Hello I'm having doubts that maybe, I'm not confident in being a successful bus driver. I love driving sure, and

Post by Haron.prow »

I first drove buses in 1988 and finished in 1991, I had a little break from it and started again last year, only question I keep asking myself is why did I leave it 28 yrs before returning?
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Re: Hello I'm having doubts that maybe, I'm not confident in being a successful bus driver. I love driving sure, and

Post by Haron.prow »

Take your time with things be specially aware, don't worry about getting stuck anywhere (if you got in you can get out) enjoy the nice passengers and ignore the sh*tty ones and remember you are being paid to sit in traffic. 🙂
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