|Jury assembled (Photo credit: Nrico)|
I have been called up for jury duty in February. I know that a lot of friends dread having to do so but I am actually looking forward to it. I found it to be really interesting and discovered more about how our justice system works during my last stint.
I am not sure how it works in your state but here in Washington we are given a number that we have to call each evening so we can find out if we are expected to show up for the jury duty. Last time I was lucky and was assigned to a jury that first day. This time around who knows. If I don't have to show up then I just go to work as usual.
I know that being on jury duty can be a hardship but I am pretty lucky in that my employer does pay me while I am doing my civic duty. I really wish that more employers would do so because jury duty really a valuable learning experience.
Have you sat been on jury duty before? Does your employer pay your time away from work? Did you enjoy it?