Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jury Duty

I’m having trouble sleeping. I guess the reason is that I have jury duty at 8:00 a.m. It’s been a while since I’ve been called last and the three times that I have been called, I haven’t been needed. I just know that this time, I will be needed. The difference this time is that I’m working. The three times that I’ve been called, I didn’t have a job.

I don’t think it will be an issue. The last time that I was called down, I was selected three times, but I think the defendants pled out before a trial ever started. The two times before that, I think I was called in for selection, but I wasn’t selected. (Actually, that was the first time. I don’t actually remember the second time.)

In Miami-Dade County, I’m supposed to be paid by my employer during the time that I serve. I don’t think that my service would necessarily qualify as a hardship since I work for a big company and they could theoretically transfer someone in to cover for me. I don’t know if that will happen, though.

Hopefully, it will just be the one day and that will be it. The thing that sucks is having to be down there so early. Being down there at 8:00 means having to get up before 6:00. That means that I’d better get to bed.

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