I got a summons in the mail on Monday. It is now Thursday night. I have to call tomorrow. They sure as hell don't give you much time. You have to respond within a week, but Monday is a holiday, so that translates to four days. WTF? This is the second time I've gotten summoned. I got out of it last time because I was in university. I might not be able to this time. I'm hoping I can get exempted. I'm losing my job in about six weeks due to store closure. How the hell am I supposed to even look for a new one? I don't know yet when the trial will be or how long it's expected to take, but this could be a real problem. What if it takes weeks? If an employer wants me to come in for an interview and I can't because I have jury duty, then I lose an opportunity. If someone is considering hiring me and I tell them I need time off right away they'll likely pick someone else. Or I could get hired somewhere and then tell them, in which case they'll likely be pissed off and I'll be off to a bad start. If it's going to be a few days shortly after I'm done work, then there won't really be a conflict. But if it's going to be a couple of months after and could take long then I feel this is unfair to me. In all honestly, I don't expect to get a bunch of interviews or offers right away, but the possibility of missed opportunities really pisses me off. I just don't know if they're gonna buy that excuse or if they're just gonna think I'm some entitled biatch. I dread making phone calls to begin with. It's even worse hell when I'm nervous about the conversation and dread any sort of insult or rejection. I don't really expect to get out of it so all I can hope is that I don't get selected. I'd be terrible on a jury. I'm too shy and nervous. I'd likely be fretting about something or other the whole time. It sounds like an awful experience. I really don't need this crap right now. I've been busy. I haven't had much sleep lately. Life is hell enough as it is.