Jury Duty

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gamebirdsonly, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    All I can say I do not want to do that again! 3 days 12 to 14 hours a day in a court house.

    And the pay sucks you only get $18.50 for showing up and if your selected you get $49. I make nearly 4 times that a day so now Im out all that money and have crap load of bills to pay:(

    I can say one good thing it was new experince for me and I learned alot about the law.
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I never can understand why we being on juries are so grossly underpaid!
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Personally, I would love to be called for jury duty. I feel a little insulted and rejected that I've made it to my mid 40s and NEVER been called upon...lol. [​IMG]
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I've served several times but never been picked for an actual jury. It is a pain but would you rather have somebody like you on a jury or somebody at random. Some people are scary to think about them on a jury.
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I have twice and twice denied! They do not want to pay for a sign language interpreter.
  6. For the first time I got pulled for Jury Duty.

    I dont know how other states do it. But here they send out a questionair. And on it I wrote that I couldnt afford the gas to get there. I live 30 minutes away from court house. I have no one to watch my 2 kids. And cant afford a baby sitter..

    I said it would financially break us and we could loose our place of living that easy. Just by the extra gas to get there and day care.

    Really it is that close to loosing a place to live. We just scrape by each month.

    The end of the story. I got a reply in the mail saying I was releaved of jury duty..

    What a relief..
  7. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I was summoned once but they had a box to check if you were the sole care provider for young children or something like that, so I checked that because I was breastfeeding an infant at the time. Haven't been called up since then and that was almost 10 years ago!

    My husband got called, but they rescheduled so many times, he never ended up going. I think they pleaded out or something. He was thrilled. His work would pay him his full salary for the days he missed and it wouldn't count against his vacation, so the money the court would pay would be extra money and he'd miss work for a few days. He was disappointed that it never came to be.
  8. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    One of my teachers for a class I take (I'm homeschooled) said that he got out of jury duty once because he told the judge (I think) his children are homeschooled and he's their teacher (which is true). This is a hint to all you homeschool mom/dads out there who wanna get out of jury duty. [​IMG]
  9. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I only got 7 dollars a day, and we only get paid if you are picked!I was. and it was interesting! I missed being the jury for a big murder case here, thank goodness, I don't want to on a jury for anything like that, I would have nightmares! I made it into my 40's before I was called!
  10. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    I show up for jury selection in bib's with a flannel shirt, and a hat with earflaps. Oh yeah, I don't shave for a day or two in advance, and soak my garments in budweiser to dry.

    Haven't made the final selection ever...... been called 4 times

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