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Knock Knock

Back in I believe October or so I took the Federal Census test and did quite well getting 28 out of 29 questions correctly.

Well as many of you know, they hired me and I did census canvassing work a few months ago, and it was actually quite fun.

I enjoyed doing it because I basically got to drive around East Hawaii and be nosey… well and it really is an important thing for our community to bring in Federal Money.  For the next 10 years what I’m doing now will directly correlate to how much money our community gets from the Feds.

A few weeks ago, I took the Supervisor test, and a few days later I got a call back from Oahu telling me that I had scored VERY WELL and they would be contacting me in March possibly for a Crew Leader/Supervisor position.

Well I just got a call today, asking me to be nosey again in a few weeks.  When I asked about the test I took recently, they said this had nothing to do with the supervisor positions in March and this was for a position now.

I’ll be starting a new phase of census training on Sept. 21st – 25th and then I will be going out in the field again. From what I have been told so far, I will actually be interviewing people at their doorsteps this time.

“Knock Knock?”

“Who’s There?”

“Census Bureau?”

“Census Bureau Who?”

“Check… your there… good bye”

Wish it would be that easy… but from some of the experiences I had before doing the census work… I’m sure this stage of the 2010 Census is going to be a bit more difficult including asking for personal data from people.

Hired for Census Position

Back on October 16th, I blogged about taking the census test.

I knew I had done pretty well getting 27 out of 28 questions correctly.

I just got a call this afternoon telling me I was hired as a PT Census taker.

I’ll be doing a 9-5 training from March 30th – April 3rd and then for 10 weeks for approximately 20 hours per week I’ll be driving around the Puna area scaring people as I drive up their driveways.

Pay $17.00 an hour and $.50 per mile (That $.50 cents per mile is really going to add up here in the Puna District from what I have heard.  That’s like an extra $1.00 for every mile you go… so if you go 15 miles to someones place… RT that’s an extra $15.00 towards your paycheck off just one location.  You do about 4 of those per day and that’s an extra $300 per week in just gas reimbursement.  (Needless to say… I’ll be driving the Ford instead of the Jeep since it does get better mileage)

This will work out perfectly with my subbing position to add some more income, even if it’s just for a couple months.  I don’t have to go in to work when they call me as a Sub so I can conveniently pick and choose my work during those 10 weeks.

I’ve had 37 Comments on my blog asking questions regarding this, and I can honestly just say…. Score well and be patient.  That’s all I did to get the job.

So if you live in Puna, and you see a stranger lurking around your house… don’t shoot just so quickly!

Have no fear about my blog… this will actually give me an opportunity to blog even more!  I’ll always have my camera and I’m sure I’ll have more then my share of Dog Chasing Me stories… Effing dogs!