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2021-12-08 8:47:20 AM  
Every single one of these "I have been wrongly accused and nobody knows the real facts about what happened" posts I've ever seen on Facebook (and they appear with some frequency on the local community groups) looks, sounds, and reads like it was written by exactly the same person, who is also always very clearly someone who should not ever be writing short essays intended to make them look better without significant outside help, at least of the editorial variety.
 
2021-12-08 8:47:36 AM  
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2021-12-08 9:26:32 AM  
FTFA (my bold): The Facebook post had several others comments saying their children have complained about the same bus driver slamming on the breaks and failing to stop at their bus stop.

FFS, can't Sinclair afford any copy editors? Them's the brakes, I guess.
 
2021-12-08 10:54:05 AM  
Always.

That's when you stay off Facebook.
 
2021-12-08 10:54:17 AM  
This guy just sounds like a drunk.
 
2021-12-08 10:55:45 AM  
"well, I have been suspendwd. U people have won."

No, we all won now that you're no longer driving a school bus.
 
2021-12-08 10:56:00 AM  
Sure, school policy is no phones but I was doing it for the children! I'm a veteran. It's a hit job, I tell ya'.
He's probably a nice old guy that really did get railroaded, but Facebook is not the place to air the grievance. And he damn sure shouldn't be naming names connected to his job in a public forum.
 
2021-12-08 10:56:41 AM  
Yeah, the "I was on my phone... For the children!" defence and the "I didn't break the mailboxes, only the mailbox posts" defence aren't teaming up like captain planet to save you.
 
2021-12-08 10:57:47 AM  
"Regarding the knocked-down mailboxes, the driver said this was his first year driving the particular route, and learning the turnarounds were an issue. He said no mailboxes were damaged, only the posts they sit on."
 
2021-12-08 10:58:00 AM  
Well you can always switch to driving a city bus now.
 
2021-12-08 10:58:10 AM  
He said no mailboxes were damaged, only the posts they sit on.

Ell oh ell
 
2021-12-08 10:59:37 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: FTFA (my bold): The Facebook post had several others comments saying their children have complained about the same bus driver slamming on the breaks and failing to stop at their bus stop.

FFS, can't Sinclair afford any copy editors? Them's the brakes, I guess.


Pair that with the original Facebook post of the guy and goddammit there are stupids among us.
 
2021-12-08 11:00:17 AM  

ChrisDe: "well, I have been suspendwd. U people have won."

No, we all won now that you're no longer driving a school bus.


Now he can go back to driving truck.
 
2021-12-08 11:02:19 AM  
Take his guns, we know how this goes.
 
2021-12-08 11:11:28 AM  
I'll happy wash dishes for a living but there's no way in hell I'd ever consider being a school bus driver. This guy was probably the most qualified applicant in recent years.
 
2021-12-08 11:13:08 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Every single one of these "I have been wrongly accused and nobody knows the real facts about what happened" posts I've ever seen on Facebook (and they appear with some frequency on the local community groups) looks, sounds, and reads like it was written by exactly the same person, who is also always very clearly someone who should not ever be writing short essays intended to make them look better without significant outside help, at least of the editorial variety.


And it never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever truly addresses the situation, changes minds, clarifies the situation, or generally improves things in any way, shape or form.

You get caught up in something like this, whether it was your screw-up or someone else's, it's best to just shut up and move on. You don't "win" via Facebook post. Not ever.

Not even when you're right.

An uncle learned this last year when dealing with an irate, irrational parent in school. The parent's kid did something wrong (missed the bus to their game and got left behind), it was the parent's fault, but the parent went onto Facebook and posted a huge tirade about it blaming the uncle.

The uncle, not knowing this parent's history, gave a brief and diplomatic response explaining what really happened. Cordial but firm.

No need to tell you the parent exploded some MORE and pushed, pushed, pushed to make it a huge deal. He got suspended, not because he was wrong, but for engaging with her. Turns out this parent had a long history of such nonsense. The school knew she was a problem, and had he just shut up and moved on they probably would have looked the other way, but by responding (in violation of the school's social media policy) it became a much bigger deal that spread throughout the school.

And that's when you're in the right.

Sounds like the dope in this story truly screwed up and just can't acknowledge it.

Dig that hole, idiot! Dig that hole!
 
2021-12-08 11:16:31 AM  
You marched against Big Brother... but did you stop to consider Little Sister?
 
2021-12-08 11:19:46 AM  
Hunked?
 
2021-12-08 11:30:24 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: FTFA (my bold): The Facebook post had several others comments saying their children have complained about the same bus driver slamming on the breaks and failing to stop at their bus stop.

FFS, can't Sinclair afford any copy editors? Them's the brakes, I guess.


The fark's a copy editor?
 
2021-12-08 11:30:58 AM  
I mean, it's just a couple of freaking HOURS. Can you not stay off your phone for just a little bit?? Plus, if I had KIDS in the back, I'd want 100% FULL ATTENTION to my driving.

But then, I'm what the kids now a days call "responsible."
 
2021-12-08 11:33:58 AM  
An are I have expertise with
1. My people run around 250 to 325 routes PER DAY. We have a mailbox issue maybe 2 times a year. Multiply 250x182 and that's how many routes with an average of 2 mailbox contacts per school year.
2. Cell phones are forbidden. Period. We are contacted by school parents via our cells. And that's extremely rare. And only in emergency situations and should it happen you are to find a safe place. Pull the bus into it. Put on the parking brake with vehicle in neutral. Turn the ignition off. And then and only then answer or call them back.
3. Every bus has multiple cameras recording audio and video. So this story should be easy to work out using those.
4. You have to have a class b cdl and also have a passenger/school bus endorsement. You have to take classes. Pass many "written" as well as driving tests. Straight pull and back. Offset back. Alley dock. So turning around should never be an issue. I can pull up and back a full size bus into a standard driveway with 6inches or so clearance on each side at the rear wheels from a right angle without ever touching brakes.
4 if you so much as pick up your cell and check the time when the bus isn't in the aforementioned state. Safe spot. Locked down. Key off etc you not only will be fired but you will also lose your bus endorsement.

This guy is an idiot and should be terminated and his endorsement taken.
 
2021-12-08 11:34:01 AM  

70xlrt: Hunked?


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2021-12-08 11:38:38 AM  
Sorry about typos and double number 4s lol
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-12-08 11:39:54 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Every single one of these "I have been wrongly accused and nobody knows the real facts about what happened" posts I've ever seen on Facebook (and they appear with some frequency on the local community groups) looks, sounds, and reads like it was written by exactly the same person, who is also always very clearly someone who should not ever be writing short essays intended to make them look better without significant outside help, at least of the editorial variety.


Thing is, given how difficult it is to retain school bus drivers I expect that this employee had a pattern of this sort of misbehavior, possibly even a pattern of being caught misbehaving this way.  Most likely the shift-supervisor would have told the driver off-the-record to cut it out, then the driver would've been formally reprimanded, then the driver would have been fired.  Only way I'd see otherwise is if someone fairly senior in the school district administration personally witnessed this and knowing the rules pushed for it to happen.  Typically large multi-department bureaucracies don't see a lot of direct interference from the top down to the individual employee level unless something is sufficiently egregious.

I've been using computers for communication for thirty years now.  I started as a kid with a modem calling BBSes and was an early-adopter when Android-based smartphones first appeared.  Even I as someone that's probably an addict can put the damn phone down when I need to refrain from texting or surfing the web or calling, and if my job entailed driving for a living I'd tell my friends and family to leave me alone or to not expect an instant reply during my work shifts.

School bus drivers also don't work continuous shifts, they typically drive two or three morning routes for the various primary and secondary schools, have a sizable break in the middle of the day, and then drive two or three routes in the afternoon for those primary and secondary schools.  When the bus is in park with the engine off, be it at a school waiting/loading/unloading, or at the yard, or otherwise empty, I don't think anyone would really object to the driver using a phone so long as there aren't students that require minding.  This realistically should mean that a driver is no more than an hour away from being able to use the phone for texting or surfing.

And if the district has a policy that the driver and other school employees are not to be distracted by personal calls/texts/etc, that's not unreasonable either, particularly for hourly employees who are being paid for their time.
 
2021-12-08 11:40:21 AM  
Who do I picture some of these complaints coming from mothers stuck in traffic, checking FB behind him?
 
2021-12-08 11:41:03 AM  
I thought most school buses nowadays had cameras, including one pointed at the driver.  Is that not as wide spread as I think?


/no kids so I haven't been near a school bus since......well school.
//and the court order of course
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-12-08 11:44:00 AM  

jtown: Farking Clown Shoes: FTFA (my bold): The Facebook post had several others comments saying their children have complained about the same bus driver slamming on the breaks and failing to stop at their bus stop.

FFS, can't Sinclair afford any copy editors? Them's the brakes, I guess.

The fark's a copy editor?


A copy editor is a professional who works in a number of industries proofreading, fact-checking and editing content to make sure grammar, syntax and punctuation are used correctly and style guides are followed. Some copy editors also manage projects and oversee content through the production process.A good copy editor should find and fix grammar problems such as the unintended misuse of a homonym by the writer.  Contrary to popular belief, word processors do not perform this function as thoroughly as humans can.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-12-08 11:45:14 AM  

Madstand: I thought most school buses nowadays had cameras, including one pointed at the driver.  Is that not as wide spread as I think?


/no kids so I haven't been near a school bus since......well school.
//and the court order of course


Who reviews the camera footage?  Do they always review all of it, or do they spot-check, or do they only review footage when there's a reason to do so?

/hint, it's #3
//no one wants to comb through dozens of hours of footage recorded daily
 
2021-12-08 11:46:17 AM  

Madstand: I thought most school buses nowadays had cameras, including one pointed at the driver.  Is that not as wide spread as I think?


/no kids so I haven't been near a school bus since......well school.
//and the court order of course


it's pointed at the drivers crotch though
 
2021-12-08 11:58:36 AM  

TWX: jtown: Farking Clown Shoes: FTFA (my bold): The Facebook post had several others comments saying their children have complained about the same bus driver slamming on the breaks and failing to stop at their bus stop.

FFS, can't Sinclair afford any copy editors? Them's the brakes, I guess.

The fark's a copy editor?

A copy editor is a professional who works in a number of industries proofreading, fact-checking and editing content to make sure grammar, syntax and punctuation are used correctly and style guides are followed. Some copy editors also manage projects and oversee content through the production process.A good copy editor should find and fix grammar problems such as the unintended misuse of a homonym by the writer.  Contrary to popular belief, word processors do not perform this function as thoroughly as humans can.


I worked in publishing.  Check the batteries in your sarcastometer.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-12-08 12:01:54 PM  

jtown: TWX: jtown: Farking Clown Shoes: FTFA (my bold): The Facebook post had several others comments saying their children have complained about the same bus driver slamming on the breaks and failing to stop at their bus stop.

FFS, can't Sinclair afford any copy editors? Them's the brakes, I guess.

The fark's a copy editor?

A copy editor is a professional who works in a number of industries proofreading, fact-checking and editing content to make sure grammar, syntax and punctuation are used correctly and style guides are followed. Some copy editors also manage projects and oversee content through the production process.A good copy editor should find and fix grammar problems such as the unintended misuse of a homonym by the writer.  Contrary to popular belief, word processors do not perform this function as thoroughly as humans can.

I worked in publishing.  Check the batteries in your sarcastometer.


Then you should understand how difficult it is to express sarcasm or irony in print these days.
 
2021-12-08 12:11:59 PM  

TWX: jtown: Farking Clown Shoes: FTFA (my bold): The Facebook post had several others comments saying their children have complained about the same bus driver slamming on the breaks and failing to stop at their bus stop.

FFS, can't Sinclair afford any copy editors? Them's the brakes, I guess.

The fark's a copy editor?

A copy editor is a professional who works in a number of industries proofreading, fact-checking and editing content to make sure grammar, syntax and punctuation are used correctly and style guides are followed. Some copy editors also manage projects and oversee content through the production process.A good copy editor should find and fix grammar problems such as the unintended misuse of a homonym by the writer.  Contrary to popular belief, word processors do not perform this function as thoroughly as humans can.


But that's not important now.
 
2021-12-08 12:34:59 PM  

WelldeadLink: ChrisDe: "well, I have been suspendwd. U people have won."

No, we all won now that you're no longer driving a school bus.

Now he can go back to driving truck.


Calvin's right
 
2021-12-08 12:40:36 PM  
Always. Always is the time to stay off FB.
 
2021-12-08 12:45:59 PM  

DigitalDirt: "Regarding the knocked-down mailboxes, the driver said this was his first year driving the particular route, and learning the turnarounds were an issue. He said no mailboxes were damaged, only the posts they sit on."


His name wouldn't be Crankshaft would it?
 
2021-12-08 12:46:03 PM  

thrillbilly1967: An are I have expertise with
1. My people run around 250 to 325 routes PER DAY. We have a mailbox issue maybe 2 times a year. Multiply 250x182 and that's how many routes with an average of 2 mailbox contacts per school year.
2. Cell phones are forbidden. Period. We are contacted by school parents via our cells. And that's extremely rare. And only in emergency situations and should it happen you are to find a safe place. Pull the bus into it. Put on the parking brake with vehicle in neutral. Turn the ignition off. And then and only then answer or call them back.
3. Every bus has multiple cameras recording audio and video. So this story should be easy to work out using those.
4. You have to have a class b cdl and also have a passenger/school bus endorsement. You have to take classes. Pass many "written" as well as driving tests. Straight pull and back. Offset back. Alley dock. So turning around should never be an issue. I can pull up and back a full size bus into a standard driveway with 6inches or so clearance on each side at the rear wheels from a right angle without ever touching brakes.
4 if you so much as pick up your cell and check the time when the bus isn't in the aforementioned state. Safe spot. Locked down. Key off etc you not only will be fired but you will also lose your bus endorsement.

This guy is an idiot and should be terminated and his endorsement taken.


You left out the many thousands of dollars of fines getting caught imposes.
$2750 to the driver, $11K to the company as well.
This guy just publicly admitted to it.
 
2021-12-08 1:11:53 PM  

Madstand: I thought most school buses nowadays had cameras, including one pointed at the driver.  Is that not as wide spread as I think?


/no kids so I haven't been near a school bus since......well school.
//and the court order of course


Ours have 4 on the kids. One on the driver. One out the front window. We also have gps live tracking. It will alert us if a bus runs a stop sign. It will alert us if the slam on the brakes. It will alert us if they speed. And I can watch in real time or go back as far as one year. And I can print out a report any time I want and it will be all buses that did any of those in whatever time frame I wish.

As far as video. Every time a bus comes in for inspection and service...once every 30 days. Video is recovered and stored. For up to one year. We also every day pull videos when there is a complaint by a parent staff or student etc etc.

Thats why this should be open and shut. They knew within mins of the complaint if it was legitimate or not.
 
2021-12-08 2:03:23 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Take his guns, we know how this goes.


Do we?  Sounds like he's given up...
 
2021-12-08 2:29:19 PM  

WelldeadLink: TWX: jtown: Farking Clown Shoes: FTFA (my bold): The Facebook post had several others comments saying their children have complained about the same bus driver slamming on the breaks and failing to stop at their bus stop.

FFS, can't Sinclair afford any copy editors? Them's the brakes, I guess.

The fark's a copy editor?

A copy editor is a professional who works in a number of industries proofreading, fact-checking and editing content to make sure grammar, syntax and punctuation are used correctly and style guides are followed. Some copy editors also manage projects and oversee content through the production process.A good copy editor should find and fix grammar problems such as the unintended misuse of a homonym by the writer.  Contrary to popular belief, word processors do not perform this function as thoroughly as humans can.

But that's not important now.


do you like movies about gladiators?
 
2021-12-08 5:57:19 PM  
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2021-12-08 10:26:08 PM  

ChrisDe: "well, I have been suspendwd. U people have won."

No, we all won now that you're no longer driving a school bus.


Especially at 73. In 6th grade I had an English teacher who'd been my dad's English teacher & she was about 65 or so. She'd stop mid-lesson & have a petite-mal seizure while standing, and despite us kids complaining to the also elderly admins, nothing happened. She finally retired after another 10 years or so, long after I graduated.

CDL licenses need an age limit.
 
2021-12-09 12:03:31 PM  

DigitalDirt: "Regarding the knocked-down mailboxes, the driver said this was his first year driving the particular route, and learning the turnarounds were an issue. He said no mailboxes were damaged, only the posts they sit on."


Ed Crankshaft?
 
2021-12-09 12:05:36 PM  

DigitalDirt: "Regarding the knocked-down mailboxes, the driver said this was his first year driving the particular route, and learning the turnarounds were an issue. He said no mailboxes were damaged, only the posts they sit on."


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