Danielinthewolvesden, first let me say that I’m a bit ticked at your rants, too. I get disciplined for calling someone a “dipstick” in another thread, and then I’m subject to this? While this is clearly not the end of the world, I’m quite offended at your post and what you incinuate about me. If you have a problem with me, email me and we can ham it up in private. I’ve done jury duty before and I’d do it again. Just not now.
Let me reinforce that I am not trying to cheat the system. I just started a job at a new company, and I am payed as an independent contractor. I get no salary. Right now, I’ve gone without wages for over a month, and had extraordinary costs for moving my business, ordering new stationery, etc. Quite simply, I have no money.
Lance, taking “10 summoned days”, or 2 weeks off for jury duty would cause me to lose about another month’s worth of wages because my business runs on momentum. I’m a financial consultant, and I need to constantly be marketing myself, holding meetings, etc. to obtain new clients. For each client, it takes about 2-3 weeks of work before I make any substantial money. If I take 2 weeks off, I come back to the office with nothing in the pipeline, and have to start from scratch. I can’t afford that now. $15 a day (what LA county pays) doesn’t begin to pay my rent.