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The Perils of Census Work

25 Mar

With 2010 being a Census year and my current (let’s be honest) under-employment following the 2008-2009 year of technical unemployment (and underpaid freelance), a couple people have suggested that I apply to be a US Census worker. I’ve declined. I support the Census and all, but being a young woman out on the streets, alone? When people with a gripe against the Census who can’t pass an IQ test can pass a 7-day waiting period?

As it turns out, I was right to be concerned about safety. My dad, bored with retirement, did apply to be a Census worker. And yesterday, he was attacked. Continue reading

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