Monday, February 27, 2006

It's not like I have anything better to do...
Two words: Jury duty. Might be there all week. Not happy about it. I don't handle boredom well.

On a positive note, at least I work for a company who will give me the time off and not dock my salary. There were people selected whose employers are not paying them while they are serving. Jurors get $10 a day plus mileage. If I lost a week's salary, I'd be f*cked. And I don't have kids to feed. No wonder so many people try to get out of it.

I can't say anything about the case while serving, not even if it is civil, criminal, or otherwise. What I can say: (1) Local government would save a sh*tload of money if they would keep their auto heat & air set lower than SEVENTY-FOUR DEGREES, (2) people are gross...if I saw one person hack something into a tissue, I saw ten of them do it (note to self: bring protective face mask next time), and (3) bailiffs, for the most part, are a happy bunch of workers. I think they're all retired security or police, but they must love the crap out of their jobs because they're the most cheerful government employees I've ever met.

7 comments:

  1. You should bring that new scarf you've been working on -- I suspect you'll have plenty of time to make sure your stitches are perfect...

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  2. I deferred my jury duty three times in college, and twice during grad school. It finally caught up with me this year; I served for one day and the case was dismissed.

    I was paid $10.34. What a country!

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  3. I alwaus get dismissed. If I ever get selected, I'll tell them I was formerly a journalist. That oughta kill it.

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  4. man how can they only pay $10 for jurors that is like slave labor.

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  5. How bizarre! I was supposed to have jury duty this week, but had to call and ask to re-schedule. My dad was in the hospital. This is actually the 3rd time I have had to change the date due to him being in the hospital. I know they probably think I am lying, but I wish I were. It would have been nice to meet you, even under such strange circumstances. Have fun and wear that face mask!

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  6. Jury duty OVER! I was officially released this morning. God, I love the smell of freedom. Interesting trial, though I'm baffled as to the reasoning of the defense to carry through to a jury trial when the fellow was clearly guilty. On a positive note, I gained 11 new best friends and some bailiff buddies for doing my time, plus they can't call me up again for another three years.

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  7. $8 here in PA - and I don't recall getting paid at all in NYC. Weird - i think Jury Duty is going around right now.

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