This is a first for me. I’m not opposed to serving on a jury, as I see it as a civic duty, and a serious responsibility. I respect the justice system, and if I’m required to make this contribution to it, I’m willing to do so.
But my job is such that if I’m gone for any length of time, the work just goes undone. I’m responsible every month for completing all the assignments for my route, and we don’t have guys who fill in for vacations or sick days or jury duty. I have to make them up somehow.
And even if someone else did do my services for me, I wouldn’t be paid for them.
So jury duty is something I respect and take seriously, but it still sucks.