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        09-19-2013, 12:27 AM
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    Weanling
    Jury duty

    I think it's really unfair that I sent back my excuse because I am in school and I NEED to be in class, but apparently they didn't accept my excuse. So the automated system told me to call back tonight to see when they would need me. Apparently I'm supposed to be there at 730AM tomorrow!? Ummm a 12 hour notice?? I don't think so...I have class and work tomorrow. I just think it's ridiculous. They didn't even give me time to sort out my schedule. My question is, what happens if I don't go?
         
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        09-19-2013, 12:46 AM
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    Green Broke
    Depends on your area and how they treat people who don't show up. Could be nothing happens and you just might have to spend a few nights in jail for contempt of court plus a fine.

    How lucky do you feel?
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        09-19-2013, 12:47 AM
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    Yearling
    You can be held in contempt and fined. I get a summons once every couple years. And have yet to be able to get out. Always have to take the day off work. So I can understand the frustration.
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        09-19-2013, 12:47 AM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Darrin    
    Depends on your area and how they treat people who don't show up. Could be nothing happens and you just might have to spend a few nights in jail for contempt of court plus a fine.

    How lucky do you feel?
    They can literally notify you 12 hrs prior? I think that's bull....we have lives too.
         
        09-19-2013, 12:49 AM
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    Yearling
    My county sends out a notice a month in advance. Then you call the day before to see if you still have to report.
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        09-19-2013, 12:53 AM
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    Trained
    12 hours is plenty of notice. You should have notified the school and your employer when you received the first summons.
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        09-19-2013, 01:11 AM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    12 hours is plenty of notice. You should have notified the school and your employer when you received the first summons.
    I was told at 530 PM. Supposed to show up at 7AM, but work has me scheduled at 7AM. So now my job had no opener. It's kinda messed up if you ask me.
         
        09-19-2013, 01:12 AM
      #8
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    12 hours is plenty of notice. You should have notified the school and your employer when you received the first summons.
    Notify them how? "Oh I got a summons for this week, just don't schedule me at all because who knows what day they will need me" sounds legit.
         
        09-19-2013, 01:15 AM
      #9
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by bitinsane    
    They can literally notify you 12 hrs prior? I think that's bull....we have lives too.
    Yup, they can and will do that. You (generic) are suppose to make all necessary arrangements to show even if not needed. Try it like I've had to do, call every night for 2 weeks to see if I have to show up the next morning. Think that doesn't play havoc with the work schedule? Even worse I had to have someone on standby that entire 2 weeks during their scheduled days off because it was contracted position and someone had to be there in my position if I wasn't. My company didn't pay to keep floaters around that were not on contract.
         
        09-19-2013, 01:17 AM
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    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Darrin    
    Yup, they can and will do that. You (generic) are suppose to make all necessary arrangements to show even if not needed. Try it like I've had to do, call every night for 2 weeks to see if I have to show up the next morning. Think that doesn't play havoc with the work schedule? Even worse I had to have someone on standby that entire 2 weeks during their scheduled days off because it was contracted position and someone had to be there in my position if I wasn't. My company didn't pay to keep floaters around that were not on contract.
    This country's Judicial system is crap anyways. They will never use me anyhow.
         

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