Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Greater Manchester bus drivers are being told to cheer up behind the wheel after transport chiefs said they were too grumpy.

I love my profession as a bus driver, but we are abused, spat at and shouted at by the public. But on the route I now drive, I consider all my passengers to be my friends. You get back what you give in many cases, so a smile and a 'hello' is all it needs. Let your passenger sit down, and try to give them as smooth a journey as you can.

Steve Jones The majority of bus drivers are just plain rude, badmannered, insulting and miserable. Not all drivers are like this, but the nasty ones give the good ones a bad name.

Linda Barnes They're not that bad. You get grumpy people in all kinds of jobs. My patience would be sorely tested after seeing some of the passengers when I used to bus it to work. …

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