posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 08:02 PM
I have a couple of bits of info and a story on census. Hope I can clear up a couple of things.
Census workers were hired from mass skills testing and sent to a week of training with a supervisor. In our case, the supervisor was just hired as
well, and had no experience whatsoever. The training was procedural. My friend was hired as an enumerator/map checker. A map checker checks dirt
roads, newly created roads, roads which no longer exist, and alters the map to reflect real circumstances. We have Google Earth and many, many
satellites that can spot a pack of gum, so I am not 100 percent sure why this was done except for redundancy purposes.
After six weeks or so the maps and reports were mostly turned in, and there ensued a search-type activity, where the job got hard. My friend was told
to go hunt for people, even in rural mountains, and stop at any tent, lean-to, or RV and get info !
Shortly after, a resident mentioned to my friend that these folks were often armed, and one should not go down certain roads unless one was prepared.
That was a bit much ! My friend did some map work and called it good.
I don't know if these folks had pot farms or labs or what, but thankfully my friend was not pushed on it, and the job ended peacefully.