Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
You have to see this one. Dad
From: sidney madsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Candice Madsen <email@example.com>, Dave Weed <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Errol and Elaine Bagley <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org"<email@example.com>, Joanne and Paul Fillmore <firstname.lastname@example.org>,lynnette Richter <email@example.com>, Marjean Archibald<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Melody Stapley <email@example.com>, Rachel Waite<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ralph Spilsbury <email@example.com>, Robert Ray<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Roman madsen <email@example.com>
Subject: FW: Job Market 2009
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 18:19:26 +0000
Honestly I try not to forward to many of these but this one just caught me, Perhaps because it cuts so close to home!
Subject: FW: Job Market 2009
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 09:57:13 -0700
Sid, thought you might enjoy. bk
From: Willis, Judy
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 9:54 AM
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Subject: Job Market 2009
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Sunday, March 23, 2008
Back in Dec. when I was released from the stake presidency the Arizona housing boom bottomed out at the same time. I thought this would be a good time to take a sabadical from the construction field and just wait for it to come back. It always has in the past. We had our homes and vehicles paid for and my social security and rental incomes in theory would sustain us.
I began semi-filling my days with semi-important things and without two or three nights at the stake center life took on a whole different tone. This worked out for about five weeks when I soon discovered that I seriously needed something each day to do and someone to report to.
My life has had plenty of service to the church but very little to the community. I started looking. The school system is always searching for bus drivers so I looked into that. Low pay,high turn over, and a chance to drive a 40 ft. bus twice a day in rush hour traffic. I'm thinking "This is the job for me".
The rest is history, Errol
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Well it finally happened. After weeks of safety and first aid classes--sexual harrasment and student management classes---- learning every part of a 40 ft. bus as if you were looking at it with an ex-ray machine---- learning to drive this bohemoth in rush hour traffic two times a day---traffic law and all the things that you could be held accountable for in a lawsuit--- learning to deal with angry parents, angry principals, and angry students---- I have job for $12.50 an Hr.They gave me a route the first day. There are lots for routes that are called the routes from hell to the schools of last chance. Being the lowest on the senerority list your fear is that you will get one of these to start with. I did not. My route, at least for now is the gifted children to the high performers academy.The current driver was with me for the first trip. As the students got on the bus they ask me who I was. Standing near the drivers seat I thought should have been a clue.------- I told them that I was a driver in training and that was why the training wheels were on the bus---Hadn't they noticed? I then added that I didn't know too much but I did know how to get to Flaggstaff and I thought that I could get the bus though the drive though at Jack-In-The-Box if they wanted to stop. One of the boys looked at me and said "I am not feeling too comforable about all this". They did take their seats and I got them home allright.The next morning was a bit of a panic as I was on my own. I had covered the first four stops and there weren't students at any of them. I was starting to wondered how I was going to explain to dispatch that there weren't and kids on my route and maybe I was in Flaggstaff. Finally at the fifth stop there were three students. I asked anxiously "Where was everyone at the the first four stops"? They told me that there usually is no-one at those stops. I'm starting to feel better .The former driver introduced me as Mr. "B" so I guess that will be my bus name. Sorry to bother you with all these facts but this is all pretty new to this 64 year old.Love, Dad