This word just in from Madame President of the Student Council: the bus driver is still under observation. This is week two.
It’s a good thing. Goodnight told me that the children all huddle in the back of the bus and thank her for what she was able to accomplish. I’m proud of her for telling me what was going on. She’s had a ‘big sister’ approach to her presidency from the very beginning.
I called the transportation department this morning to thank the woman who initially took my call. She had listened to me the way I had listened to GN. I respect that.
She passed along my concerns and information to her supervisor and he listened to her the way she listened to me. I respect that, too.
It seems the bus driver will be observed a bit longer as they try to change his careless attitude toward his responsibilities. I believe employees deserve warnings and the opportunity to change. There are too many influences that can cause a casual negligence toward work – in general. In a tough economy, I wouldn’t want to be the cause of someone losing his/her job.
Having said that, let me add this, if the bus driver lost his job, I would not be the cause. It would be his own doing. It’s probably a good thing that I don’t know his DOB. I would use it to do my own background check on the guy. (See my advice for a Chilly Rainy Monday a while back.)