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heywhadayamean t1_jc31140 wrote

They need to allow an “offer as tribute” option for people that would have difficulty serving. Me? I hope to get selected whenever I’m called and I’m like 0-8 so far.


CactusCandles OP t1_jc32mmm wrote

I completely agree!! I’ve always wanted to do it! I would have been pumped before having this baby!


Tidusx145 t1_jc36ak0 wrote

Aww that stinks. I'm someone who'd be excited to get selected for jury duty as well so I could imagine the slight disappointment here. I'm sure you'll get selected again.


insecurestaircase t1_jc6ly2c wrote

I keep getting called but they were always settled before I even got into the courtroom. I'm a paralegal, they need to stop asking me.


Tidusx145 t1_jc7l9yb wrote

Oh wow I never considered that. I went to school for poli Sci and have considered getting my paralegal certification. Also trying to get a job in the court house and it took your comment for me to realize that may make future trips to jury duty a non-starter.

I went once, sat for four hours and wasn't selected. Got my fancy 12 dollar check a couple weeks later. But I enjoyed the experience getting to see the court process in action.

So anyone working in the justice system shouldn't be a juror?


BrainWav t1_jc3760p wrote

I would assume that's by design. We don't have professional juries in the US, and that would create de facto professional jurors. Especially as I'm sure some people would start charging for it.


genicide182 t1_jc3etwa wrote

I've been summoned numerous times, also in Philadelphia as OP, but never had to actually report. I kind of want to have to go just to say I've done it.

Is the great Stanley Hudson said, "get to go sit in an air conditioning room, downtown, judging people, while my lunch is being paid for... That is the life".


Alternative_Yellow t1_jc4f8ce wrote

I was at jury duty last summer. Was not air conditioned. And the room we were locked in ran out of water. And we only got $9, which doesn’t even cover a lunch in center city. 0/10 would not recommend.


Semi-Hemi-Demigod t1_jc35w62 wrote

I've literally never been summoned for jury duty. Not once. Which is good because I probably won't get selected and would probably just waste everyone's time.


billfriedman9987 t1_jc4705x wrote

Why would you want to be selected


heywhadayamean t1_jc4tvk9 wrote

I’ve heard so much about other people’s jury experience that I would love to experience it first hand, and I think I would be good at it.


billfriedman9987 t1_jcah6oa wrote

I hope you get your wish. Some of these trials drag on for weeks or longer.