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Bored and Unemployed? Try Jury Duty!

Bored and Unemployed? Try Jury Duty!

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November 16, 2009

The New York Post reports that you can now kill time while you’re unemployed by helping your fellow citizens … on a jury!

“People are calling up, saying, ‘Look, I lost my job; now would be a good time for me to serve,’ " said Vincent Homenick, chief clerk of the jury division for Manhattan. “Not that $40 will pay the bills, but it’s something.” Homenick said he has gotten about 20 calls since May from folks asking if they could become jurors — far more than normal. “The jury pool is also more diverse than normal right now,” he said. “We’re getting a lot of Wall Streeters and other professionals. It’s not your typical jury of civil servants.”

Of course, not everywhere allows you to volunteer, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’ve got time on your hands. And just think how all the people who have jobs will thank you for doing their jury service for them! AdminSecret thinks this is a win-win situation for everyone involved.

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