i hate jury duty as well.
I got lucky with mine. 2 days, 2 hours each day, $80.
very cute! although I actually wanted to be called to jury duty to be able to experience it. Unfortunately, I got called but then they sent me back, so I didn't get to be on a jury, although I did get 40 dollars for nothing.
It's $40 for nothing when you got nothing better to do. When you have a job, it's a loss of at least $100.
I like! Though I didn't do jury duty since as I told the judge "I'd rather not fail my math class..."
Personally I don't know why people complain about jury duty. While I have never had it I am looking forward to it. If they put you on an interesting trial why not? I think it would be fun and you get some cash out of it! I always like free cash!
Same reply to you as to babysitter. It's free cash if you're not working. If you're working, just showing up is a loss of money, getting picked is a loss of a lot of money.
I see what you mean about losing out money when you work, but for someone who doesn't have a job this is basically free cash!
So how do you propose the judicial system should work?
Educated, paid people who are not pissed off to be there.