Jury duty should be selected from unemployment rolls

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    My brief argument is not only do they have the time to do it, but they are giving something back for all their benefits they've been getting, especially the ones receiving benefits beyond their original benefit determination.

    Why pick from people who have a job still and desperately need to be at work? Why take a paycheck away from them when there's PLENTY of people to choose from on unemployment?
     
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    Back in the days before hyper inflation, jurors got 5 times more money a day than was common for a skilled laborer. People actually made a living being professional jurors. For some reason, this was seen as an abuse, but it made for speedier trials as the lawyers all knew the jurors who were rational and would listen.

    These days daily jury pay in Oregon is just 90 cents over the hourly minimum wage here in Oregon. that is contemptible.


    I would prefer going back to paying Jurors a rational wage. $500 per day. You would get a better, more intelligent class of juror that way. These days the only folks who show up for jury duty are civil service and union types. People with a real life work very hard to avoid it.
     
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    If your employer does not pay you while you're at jury duty, he's a cheap fuck and not worthy of your time and effort. Find another job.
     
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    But at the same time the unemployed are supposed to be out there looking for jobs, doing jury duty can hinder that process.
     
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    Yeah right, ok. In a huge economic downturn no less, an employer is going to pay you for not being at work. It's way more likely that the employer will help you get out of it so that he doesn't lose the production.
     
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    nobody now is getting anymore than 20 weeks of unemployment benefits. The states have cut off the 99 week payments.
     
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    I'd rather see an unemployed person miss a week of job hunting that they're probably not doing anyway, than a working person miss a week of pay.
     
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    jury duty where I live is 18 dollars a day and gas monies. Try not to get rich folks.
     
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    and we should be feeling what?
     
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    I don't know dude, feel whatever the fuck you want :lol:
     

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