About a month ago my pastor made an announcement that the government will be hiring workers on a part time basis with the 2010 census. I thought this would be a good way to make some extra money.
Last night was my testing appointment. It is truly entertaining to watch others in a testing environment. The tester explained the instructions to us as if we were in elementary school. As insulting as it sounds, it was actually necessary. Few people did have trouble with completing the application. As the 30 minute skills test begun, I began to think about the show "Are you smarter than a 5th grader"? The questions on the test are not SAT/ACT caliber but it does require you to use basic reading, math and analysis skills.
As I left the testing center, I thought about the possibility of being hired with the government as a census taker and how the job would be if I had to go door to door checking the status of homes. For $16.25/hour paid weekly, I will do it.