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School bus driver hired despite record

March 29, 2013

NILES — A bus driver who was placed on suspension after an elementary school student was left sleeping on a parked school bus had numerous offenses on his driving record prior to being hired by the......

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Mar-29-13 3:38 PM

Sounds like the same selection committee used for obonehead appointees.

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Mar-29-13 2:36 PM

Leaving a child sleeping on the bus happens to the best of bus drivers, and also to loving parents with only one child to keep track of in their car. However, the driving history would think bring immediate concerns during the hiring process. Desperate for school bus drivers or indifference is about the only reasons I can think of that a provider would hire a school bus driver with that bus driving history.

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Mar-29-13 2:14 PM

'In Niles it's who you know, not what you know or if your qualified to get hired for any job''s like this in ALL school districts...unfortunately :(

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Mar-29-13 10:13 AM

It always amazes me how it is never anybody's fault that these people get to where they shouldn't be. At least he isn't a registered sex offender.

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Mar-29-13 10:02 AM

It seems like someone lied on their job application or an employment decision maker didn't follow hiring guidelines. Too late now. The union will fight to the death to prevent any of its brothers and sisters from getting fired.

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Mar-29-13 9:27 AM

When this story broke I wondered then how hard is it to walk to the back of the bus, check the seats and then turn around and walk back. This guy proved to be irresponsible and should be fired, whether he had a past record or not.

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Mar-29-13 9:09 AM

Why is it everyone thinks you have to know someone to get a job in Niles? Aren't those jobs civil service? I see cooks, secretaries, custodians listed when they give the test. I'm sure all the teachers don't live in Niles and aren't Niles graduates. Who did the ex superintendent know? Look at the things he did for Niles.

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Mar-29-13 9:05 AM

It's not what you know but who you know.

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Mar-29-13 6:48 AM

See how are society rewards marginal people with never ending "chances" when they could've easily hired someone with a clean record. Why even take the risk? Ugh!

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Mar-29-13 6:38 AM

Why hadn't he checked the bus before leaving? That is one of the important checks to be made before exiting. All it required of him was to walk from the front to the back.

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Mar-29-13 5:40 AM

In Niles it's who you know, not what you know or if your qualified to get hired for any job. I'm sure Brian is a friend or relative of someone with influence in Niles.

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Mar-29-13 2:55 AM

Tribune writer omce again throwing rocks!!! Common sense will tell you the man could not have gotten a license to drive bus if he truly had that many offense. Sounds to me like someone has a friend who wants a job driving bus.

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Mar-29-13 2:45 AM

I'm sure his driving record meant nothing since he was probably hired because of who he knew. It's a shame that this person was paid to safely transport children and he failed

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