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Anyone know how much milkmen/bus drivers are paid?

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charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:15:53

Looking for a job for dp!

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:16:25

Thought he might be around more, works 7-7 at the moment

hunkermunker Fri 22-Jul-05 20:18:05

Well, the bus I was following today said (I think) £8.65 per hour, plus overtime, weekend pay, free uniform (woo) and free travel on London Underground.

hunkermunker Fri 22-Jul-05 20:18:25

Obviously the bus didn't say this, I don't live in Toytown... But a transfer on the back window did!

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:39:16

Thank you! I guess as we are not in london it would be less than that.

swiperfox Fri 22-Jul-05 20:40:22

Who's your local bus company? dp used to drive for stagecoach and a friend of ours drives for first.....

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:40:47

arriva...what did your dp get paid?

Fran1 Fri 22-Jul-05 20:42:38

milkman do get paid pretty well,

think they have to for the early starts they do!!

And the fact they charge double the supermarket prices i recently discovered!

swiperfox Fri 22-Jul-05 20:43:21

I'm trying to remember lol it wasn't superb but it wasn't bad. The best bit was he got a free pass and one for me too so it saved us a fortune in bus fare! He left because he couldn't stand the way the passengers and school kids treated/spoke to him like he was a piece of crap. I'll go and look for a payslip.
It does vary though... i think the wages are slightly higher for big towns/cities

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:44:15

Can i pick your brains then...what sort of hours was he working and what sort of shifts? Please fel free to ignore me

swiperfox Fri 22-Jul-05 20:44:29

Oh, the other downside is we now owe stagecoach about 700 quid because after they train you, if you leave within a certain time ( a year or 18months i think) you have to pay back the training!!

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:45:23

Oh thanks for that

nutcracker Fri 22-Jul-05 20:45:40

I enquired about this for my dp recently Charlie and neither were any good for us as it woul mean a drop in money.

I can't remember exactly how much they were offering but dp earns £14500 now and it was less than that.

swiperfox Fri 22-Jul-05 20:46:11

course you can! He did all sorts of shifts from starting at 5 in the morning to finishing after midnight. They tended to put him on the small inner town routes when he was new as well which drove him insane!!

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:47:13

jeesus, we are on 27.000 at the mo, I was thinking a drop but not half of that. Most of dps wages are eaten up in CSA payments

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:47:41

5am...oh yeah they do that sort of run dont they...oh man..

swiperfox Fri 22-Jul-05 20:49:10

what about courier work? Does he have any other kind of driving experience?

foxinsocks Fri 22-Jul-05 20:49:58

hunkermunker, that's the first thing today that has made me lol!

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:50:49

Yeah, used to be a long distance driver, now office bod in the company he used to drive for, cant stand being with the boss all day and he never sees the kids (or me) working his life away just so we have 50 quid to buy food with, its daft.

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:51:27

I heard the bus say it lol

tiffini Fri 22-Jul-05 20:51:27

Would your DH be interested in becoming a driving instructor? they are on good money i believe.

charliecat Fri 22-Jul-05 20:52:29

Well we have a rubbishy car, thats like a wheely bin on wheels...but ill suggest it when he gets out the bath.

ssd Fri 22-Jul-05 20:52:34

In Glasgow bus drivers get around £14500 p/a, but it's shift work, including weekend, bank hols, no sick pay for first 3 days, very family unfriendly.

ScrewballMuppet Fri 22-Jul-05 20:57:28

My dh is a bus driver for stagecoach, he earns just under £13,000 a year. He's been doing it for 3-4 months now and loves it. A huge pay drop from the navy but he's a different man....less stressed and home Stagecoach paid for his bus driving test though if he leaves before a certain time he has to pay a ertain amount of that back.

Now that he has the bus lcense he will have the option to drive coaches if he wants to leave stagecoach which pays ALOT more!

ScrewballMuppet Fri 22-Jul-05 21:01:20

oh forgot to mention he and you would get a buss pass that entitles you to use buses free of charge well satgecoach and arriva.

I've never used mine ....much to in love with the idea of being able to stick my two in the car fasten them there at least in one place for short time and go somewhere ...anywhere!
My dh now wants rid of the car as he is deluded into thinking the bus is much easier and cost affective. Have told him NO CHANCE

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