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Paid vacation from work!
A few weeks back I received word that I'd been summoned to serve as a juror. Today I didn't need to go in as I wasn't selected.. but when I got home from work this afternoon? Those magic words came on the line when I called in... and I am to report to the court house tomorrow.

Good: I get a paid vacation from work! (Yes, it's only $17.50/day or whatever but $EMPLOYER compensates for jury duty days)

Bad: There is no bad.

Disturbing: I'm quite possibly going to take part in a jury. A jury is supposedly composed of somebody's peers. Wait, they actually think I'm somebody's PEER?

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frostyw From: frostyw Date: March 27th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
...you had to call twice? I guess you don't have the "One Day, One Trial" system in Illinois. Hopefully it's a short case!
feren From: feren Date: March 27th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Apparently there's a "Morning Juror" and "Afternoon Juror" pool and we have to call in at 12 noon and 4:30 PM each day to see if we've been selected for one or both.
asetwoman From: asetwoman Date: March 30th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is such a system according to the jury summons I just got, but I am in a different county in IL.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 27th, 2007 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)


$EMPLOYER pays you in full for the day. Therefore you get what the court pays you, and what $EMPLOYER pays you for a normal day. I do know that from experience last summer.

ben_mouse From: ben_mouse Date: March 27th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm. What if it turns out to be a case like Manson's or O.J.'s? You could be away for months!
feren From: feren Date: March 27th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
What if it turns out to be a case like Manson's or O.J.'s? You could be away for months!

Then I'd have months of vacation from work!
yotogi From: yotogi Date: March 27th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
You need to go in there and start the interview by screaming "Peers?! HOW DARE YOU!"

In as screechy and high-pitched a voice as you can manage.
tarinfirepelt From: tarinfirepelt Date: March 27th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
There must have been a mistake after one of your gin binges. they heard you were a good pee'er and must have typoed it in the report somewhere.

Tarin grins as he gets peered at?

OK he stops. He cant take the peer pressure.
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