Jodie Leigh Fox, a 24-year-old resident of Essex, has committed herself to challenging stereotypes within her profession. Her TikTok account has garnered a significant following, where she shares anecdotes about the passengers she encounters.
Transitioning from a previous career in caregiving, Jodie embraced the opportunity to become a bus driver after seeing a recruitment advertisement. However, she has had to endure comments about her appearance from predominantly male passengers. Despite being told that she is “too pretty” for her job, she also receives positive remarks from female passengers regarding her nails, hair, and makeup.
Nevertheless, Jodie remains enthusiastic about her work and intends to continue driving buses. Her online presence on TikTok has grown as she candidly portrays the realities of being a bus driver. Notably, her account gained substantial attention after she disclosed her profession, leading to a surge in popularity.
In her TikTok videos, Jodie humorously categorizes the various types of passengers she encounters, including the “quick tapper,” the “sneaky on the back door,” the “take your time, love,” the “obsessed with the driver,” the “runner that doesn’t say thank you,” and the “one that wants to go one stop but ends up going 15.” Additionally, she highlights the passenger “always on the phone,” urging them to put their phone down as she’s constrained for time.