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UC Davis ASUCD-Unitrans

Support Services Assistant

June 2020 • Davis, CA

What I liked

Flexibility

What I wish was different

Not much

Advice

It's a good job for the pay and the hours
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Driver

June 2018 - August 2019 • Davis, CA

What I liked

I had such a fun job! I loved being qualified to drive single-deck buses and later becoming qualified to drive double-deck buses (even the vintage ones!). It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance and I went for it. I have no regrets.

What I wish was different

The management. They’re mostly good people, and it wasn’t bad enough to the point where I wanted to quit, but it was hard knowing that the system isn’t the most equitable.

Advice

Train during the summer, not during the school year.
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Unitrans Support Services Assistant

April 2019 • Davis, CA

What I liked

They're very friendly, professional, and kind.

What I wish was different

Nothing really. There are small hiccups but nothing so bad I feel there needs to be a change.

Advice

Be kind, do your job and don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for clarification.
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Shop Assistant

July 2018 • Davis, CA

What I liked

The flexibility and hands on learning with machinery and engines.

What I wish was different

My job is great. Wouldn't change anything about it.

Advice

Never rush a job. Safety is key in the shop, or in any shop.
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Transit Driver

June 2015 - September 2019 • Davis, CA

What I liked

flexible scheduling

What I wish was different

too many hour requirements

Advice

remember that school comes first, even when you feel overwhelmed with work.
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Driver

March 2017 • Davis, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

It is time consuming but very rewarding. You can gain a lot if connections and appreciate the campus in a new way.
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Transit Driver

June 2018 • Davis, CA

What I liked

Everything!

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Wear sunscreen!
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Bus Driver

May 2019 • Davis, CA

What I liked

It gave me the opportunity to learn a new skill and get commercially licensed to drive large vehicles.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten to work more!

Advice

If you have ever considered driving professionally like this, starting over the summer is super convenient.
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Transit Driver

June 2019 • Davis, CA

What I liked

This job provided me with a Commercial Driver's License and flexible hours with the highest pay on campus. The Commercial License is a valuable tool to have because there are always positions available for bus and truck drivers even when my professional field may be scarce of jobs. You can work from 12-39 hours per week and it's very easy to get shifts covered or move them around, which makes this a wonderful job to have while taking classes.

What I wish was different

The training process takes from 10-15 weeks to obtain the license and be fully prepared to drive buses on your own. This is unavoidable, but worth it.

Advice

This is a challenge! It may be frightening at first but it is a valuable skill and a wonderful confidence booster. This job requires independence and a high level of responsibility and accountability.
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