You Can Make Almost $100K A Year Finding Ideal Bathrooms For Seattle Bus Drivers

It might be smelly work, but somebody’s gotta do it: Seattle officials are looking to hire a “Comfort Station Coordinator” in Seattle, a veritable Goldilocks tasked with finding bathrooms that are just right for bus drivers. And stench aside, the gig pays pretty well, at a salary of $97,000 per year.

It’s not easy for bus drivers to just pull over and find a place to go while they’re on the job, so the new potty spotter will be responsible for finding easily-accessible restrooms for the almost 2,600 bus drivers in King County, reports KOMO News.

“It’s not just somebody running around telling drivers where they can pee. We have an obligation under the law. We take it really seriously,” said Jeff Switzer, a spokesman for Metro Transit.

“It’s our job to make sure they have access to restrooms, so when we’re driving commuters, when we’re driving passengers downtown, bus drivers can also stop and use the bathroom, too,” he added.

This, after an audit by the state Department of Labor and Industries last November found that drivers weren’t given unrestricted access to restrooms. Some even admitted to wearing diapers because they said they felt pressured to stick strictly to their routes.

“If there’s not a bathroom there, we have to kind of hold it until we can find one,” one driver of 10 years. “Because of the uniform, most people are pretty nice to us. They’ll let us use them.”

The agency says the $97,000 ballpark salary figure depends on the employee’s experience, and that it will be accepting applicants through March 5. Candidates should have a number of years of experience, with the agency calling the salary comparable to other managerial positions.

Metro Transit hiring ‘bathroom czar’ to solve potty problem [KOMO News]

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