Friday, September 19, 2014

This is the most ridiculous thing to ever happen Pt. 1

I've posted about the job my husband got driving the school bus. He's been under/unemployed for nearly three years now and he was really happy to get the job. It was only part time, but it paid well and he had plenty of time off for doctor appointments and would always be home when our 9 year old was. Perfect, right??

 Well a couple of days ago, his supervisor calls him and tells him his application has been rejected. Wait, what? How has he been driving the bus for over two weeks if his application wasn't approved??
 It turns out the Superintendent of our school system rejected his application on the basis of a reckless driving charge and a ticket for an open container. That's pretty bad right, who wants a horrible person like that driving their kids around??!!!

 Oh, I forgot to mention a couple of things. The reckless driving charge? Dropped because the cop writing the ticket couldn't tell the difference between screeching tires and a fan belt that needed to be replaced. The D.A.dropped the charges when my husband brought his receipt from the mechanic to court. But what about the open container you ask? Well that wasn't him, it was me. We all do dumb stuff occasionally.

 I'll just bore you with two more little details before I get back to my story. Those events occurred in 1992 and 1997 respectively. Yes, that's right, my husband lost his job for a 17 and a TWENTY-TWO year old traffic violation. Can you believe this???!!!!

 They did a background check on him before he was even allowed to take the class. If his driving record was unsatisfactory, why didn't they spot it then?

 He took the class and passed all of his written exams with flying colors, but because there's one guy who does all the driving tests for several counties, it was three weeks between the time he took the class and the time he took the driving test. Plenty of time to make sure his driving record was up to snuff, right?

 To make matters worse, the man in charge of the drivers GUARANTEED my husband a job when he got his CDL!!! He gets his new license on a Friday and we finish his application the same day. My husband took his temporary license to the bus garage Monday and was given a bus Tuesday. After riding with a couple of school staff members to get familiar with the route for a couple of days, he was given the key to the bus. Let me repeat, HE HAD THE KEY TO THE BUS. For TWO weeks he had keys to county property and was in charge of children's' safety while NOT an official employee of the county.

To Be Continued......