Yesterday at work, a US Census worker came in and asked if she could hang a help wanted sign up in our window. I looked a the sign and my jaw hit the floor. $18.50 an hour to knock on doors? $21.50 an hour to stand outside a grocery store and tell people about the Census? No kidding. Hell I was ready to quit my job right then and there and sign up.
"The Census Bureau wasted millions of dollars in preparation for its 2010 population count, including thousands of temporary employees who picked up $300 checks without performing work and others who overbilled for travel costs."
The thing is, the people we need to fill out the form won't fill it out anyway so what the hell is the point?