You said duty

I’m in danger of jinxing it here, but I’ve never been summoned to jury duty. I’m not sure if it’s all of the moving around I did between ages 17 and 27, but a jury summons has yet to darken my mailbox. At $6/day for pay, who’d want to do it anyway? Well, all that changes on Jan. 1 when a juror pay raise and several other laws, like mandatory open government training for public officials. Texas jurors are in for a $34/day pay raise, their first in 51 years. If you were a juror for every week day of the year, you’d gross $10,400. Still not much to go on, is it?

1 Comment so far

  1. wae (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 9:25 am

    If you do get pinged for jury duty, I’ve found that being a rational and open-minded critical thinker is a sure-fire way to get booted during the selection process. Or you can always take the Homer Simpson approach …

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