And your right....Cory....it is a Unskilled job. But that doesnt mean we dont work as harder or harder than skilled jobs. Ask your family about that.
Appreciate your humility, but is bus driving an 'unskilled' job, or just one that doesn't require formal education?
Observing and interacting with bus drivers, face to face as an occasional rider and on the streets as a cyclist, I'd say yours is not an unskilled job.
And perhaps at least a few bankers, doctors, or other white collar professionals couldn't do it, though many of them might say, " I could do you job, but I won't" or "I could do your job, but I don't have to." Either way, the work has to get done.
Also, skill and knowledge are not the only factors in terms of human capital. Attitude is very important, that is, how a person intends to use her knowledge, skill, and opportunity.
Should we necessarily assume that someone with a good attitude who is highly motivated to help fellow members of her or his community or society is not as valuable as a more clever person with little regard for others ?
But as for skills, suggest there is a bias in our culture where we undervalue those which are not verifiable with paperwork.
I realize people fought for better access to formal education via the Black Civil Rights and Women's Rights movements. Also, I realize we're better off with systems for verifying the credentials of someone who, for example, builds a bridge or performs heart surgery.
But the assumption someone who has a BS or MA or PhD is necessarily more valuable to society than someone without is, in at least some cases, a wildly inaccurate one.
Suggest we think holistically, and value the attitudes, skills, and knowledge which tend toward the general welfare of society, which are not necessarily the same as the human capital requirements of corporations making huge profits at the expense of the public interest.