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Transit Self-Assessment Quiz

The Transit Operator position at Thunder Bay Transit is an excellent career opportunity for the right person. However, this is not the job for everyone. The questions below may help you decide if this job is right for you. Complete the questionnaire to see if you should be a Transit Operator. 

Self-Assessment Quiz
   1 Would you be comfortable operating a 40 foot long vehicle, in all  types of weather and traffic conditions? 
   2 Would you enjoy interacting with people all day?
   3 Are you comfortable assisting and serving a wide variety of passengers?
   4 Are you able to sit for hours at a time?
   5 Are you willing to work a schedule that would include weekends, holidays and late evenings, by yourself?
   6 Are you willing to work hours that will be varied and may include split shifts (a break in between one shift and the next in the same day)?
   7 Are you willing to wear a uniform and maintain a professional appearance as part of your job?
   8 Are you comfortable working, often with no direct supervision, at all hours on your own?
   9 Are you comfortable dealing with passengers who are rude or disorderly?
 10 Do you have or are you qualified to obtain a “C” class driver’s license?
 11 Would you accept a job where your choice of schedule and days off are based solely on seniority?
 12 Can you successfully pass a Police Records Check, a work fitness test and the Ministry of Transportation physical?

 

Self-Assessment Scoring

If you answered NO to more than 2 questions, this may not be the right job for you.
If you answered UNCERTAIN to more than 2 questions, this may not be the right job for you.
If you answered YES to 8 or more of these questions, this might be the right job for you.