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  • #1893573
    DovidBT
    Participant

    I’m working as a U.S. Census enumerator.

    Today I visited my first address that had a mezuzah. No one answered the door, so I left a Notice of Visit form as usual. But in addition writing the address’s Census ID on the form, I added B”H. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1893596
    n0mesorah
    Participant

    ๐Ÿ‘

    #1893638
    Mammele
    Participant

    Nice.

    I had a census worker visit on Shabbos. I politely dismissed her and when we later reviewed her note, it stated Unit #4 after our address. No such unit or floor # in our house. Where do they get their info from? My husband thinks it was a hoax…

    #1893643
    DovidBT
    Participant

    What kind of note was that? As far as I know, the only papers that we normally leave at an address are an Information Sheet and a Notice of Visit (NOV). Neither one has an address on it. There are a couple of other papers used for aiding non-English speakers.

    Every day we get a computer-generated list of addresses to visit. I don’t know what their source is. A big part of the work is finding the addresses.

    Two of the addresses I was assigned yesterday were non-existent.

    By the end of the day I couldn’t even remember my own address. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1893726
    Mammele
    Participant

    Sorry I threw it out already so Iโ€™m not sure. I think it was a NOV though. Maybe different locations have different forms. IIRC the address and ID for reference were hand-written.

    #1893766

    Is it a volunteer job or paid?

    #1893799
    DovidBT
    Participant

    Is it a volunteer job or paid?
    It’s paid.

    #1893851
    ubiquitin
    Participant

    Be careful not to test anyone.
    Especially if you see some fava beans and a Chianti

    #1893868
    n0mesorah
    Participant

    Or a big Amarone.

    #1893879
    CTLAWYER
    Participant

    DovidBT……………………………..
    You mean well, but could get in trouble. The ONLY information you may leave on an NOV is the 12 character case number. If the respondent is hesitant to have the interview close up, you may write your Census Phone number on the NOV an ask that the respondent call your phone when you retreat to the edge of the property or your car and you will conduct the interview over the phone.

    How do I know this? My nephew, off from college (in person learning) since March 10, is a Census Field Supervisor. We donated space in conference room (unused due to Covid) for training sessions of both CFS and Enumerators. I heard so many hours of Orientation and Training, that I could conduct the sessions myself.
    A local Enumerator was terminated for leaving business cards when he got live responses. Another was written up for handing out voter registration info,

    Do your job, enjoy the income. The rate is quite good for a short term job.

    #1893881
    CTLAWYER
    Participant

    @Mammele
    It is NOT a hoax.
    Unit numbers come from assorted government records.
    Way back when, your home may have been part of a subdivision of land and the plot records showed it as unit #4. These would predate the municipality and Post Office assigning street addresses.

    this is the Decennial Census, an every 10 year count ordered in Article One of the US Constitution. The Bureaui of the Census conducts many other surveys each year for economic and statistical purposes. Last year they ran a 4 month program trying to verify address accuracy, to make this years’ count be more accurate.

    #1893952
    DovidBT
    Participant

    You mean well, but could get in trouble.
    I trust Hashem to prevent me from getting in trouble for writing a simple B”H on another Jew’s NOV. But I’ll keep your advice in mind in the future.

    Now that you’ve “outed” yourself as a Census expert, I may bother you with some questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

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