Meet Laxman. He is one of our newest recruits here at Young’s Bus Service having only started back in January this year (2016).
We caught up with Laxman to see how things are going. Read the interview below.
What did you do before driving buses?
“I was a Chef for 19 years. Always working to feed other people. I’ve worked in many places around the world such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Singapore and now Australia.”
How are you enjoying driving buses?
“I absolutely love it. I’ve had many jobs all over the world but this is fantastic. I enjoy this job, better than before. I get to spend my weekend with my wife and three children. I learnt the saying “happy wife, happy life” and it’s very true. This is the life.”
How long have you lived in Rockhampton for?
“I’ve lived here for over 8 years. I’m heritage is Himalayan”
How was your first day on the job?
“The first day I was quiet because I was a new driver, and I didn’t know if what was going on the bus was normal or not. Sometimes it’s difficult dealing with the kids but they listen to me. I was told it would be the hardest part of the job but because I’ve gotten to know the kids, it’s not as bad.
All I have to do is look in the rear vision mirror and they settle down.
I find that if I am in a good mood, so are the kids. If I’m having a bad day, I don’t show it that’s for sure. Sometimes the afternoon runs are interesting. Maybe it’s because they are hungry or have had pressure from students and teachers during the day.”
What’s your experience been like so far with Young’s
“I learn so many things from everyone, even the kids on the bus. I like learning new language. Sometimes when I speak to the kids, my words sound different because of my Himalayan heritage. They help me with my pronunciation.
Working with this company has been excellent. They have accepted me for who I am. I really appreciate what Phil Young and his family has done for me and my family.”