The main learning is traffic safety and awareness. I have a difficult crossing with drivers often well over the speed limit, plus a heavy traffic load.
I need to watch the traffic build-up to keep it moving, parents parking illegally and blocking view of traffic, and speed and awareness of drivers, as well as being alert of people nearing the crossing.
One cannot always expect children to be aware of rules - to stop and wait, or for cars drivers to be alert - sometimes you feel you need eyes in the back of your head.
I feel I do this job well, gently teaching children I see daily, but have had little regulatory support to slow traffic, or make drivers aware of the crossing risk.
The support among my fellow employees has been excellent, but management is slow to respond to potential vehicle issues, and have little actual control (it is a police issue).
The best part of the job is seeing the children and their parents daily, and getting to know them as friends.