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Old 07-18-2020, 04:55 AM   #41
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I was hired a while back and have heard nothing about training. I did this in 2010 and it was alright. I did some surveys for westat research and enjoyed the travel and meeting the people. something to do when retired.
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This week I completed the training. So I am "official" now. It was not difficult at all. I did find it somewhat repetitive, but that seemed in part to be intentional.

The onsite training was social distanced, with masks and hand sanitizer available. The online training was primarily self study, with a couple of conference calls to walk through your census kit (which included PPE) and device you will be using.

I have provide my availability schedule but so far no work has come my way. We'll see. the training wasn't a bad way to pick up a few bucks.
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did they contact you or did you have to contact the census to set up the training?
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This week I completed the training. So I am "official" now. It was not difficult at all. I did find it somewhat repetitive, but that seemed in part to be intentional.

The onsite training was social distanced, with masks and hand sanitizer available. The online training was primarily self study, with a couple of conference calls to walk through your census kit (which included PPE) and device you will be using.

I have provide my availability schedule but so far no work has come my way. We'll see. the training wasn't a bad way to pick up a few bucks.
It says on the job site that I was selected and there were three agreements that were there for download. what did you do with the three agreements?
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:26 PM   #45
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I was a supervisor of enumerators for the 2000 census. I met them in a local coffee shop, and got to be one of the regulars there. It was fun!
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:38 PM   #46
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did they contact you or did you have to contact the census to set up the training?

They contacted me, first by phone (several times) and then by email with the training details.
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It says on the job site that I was selected and there were three agreements that were there for download. what did you do with the three agreements?
Have you received an acceptance confirmation email?

I received an email confirming my selection and requiring me to schedule a fingerprint session within 7 days of the email. This was for a background check. Once I passed that, instructions were then sent via email about filling out several forms on the job site.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:49 PM   #48
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I was a supervisor of enumerators for the 2000 census. I met them in a local coffee shop, and got to be one of the regulars there. It was fun!

Given the pandemic situation, they do not seem to be encouraging those types of meetings these days... my supervisor has been in touch with me via phone and text.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:34 AM   #49
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So I have gone out several days on assignments, after getting a training snafu cleared up (the classic IT "data from application A is not flowing to update application B, we don't know why"). I am wearing a mask and gloves. All assignments have been close to my house, my house, which is good. Only two not polite people so far, but nothing major.

My main issue is getting people to interview who tell me they have already completed the census questionnaire via mail/telephone/internet. I was under the impression that our work was only for locations that had not turned in their data. People are being polite, and refusing, not blaming me, but more along the lines of "why are we being asked for this information twice?" If I were in their shoes I would feel the same way.


At least I can choose when and how long I want to do this.
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People are being polite, and refusing, not blaming me, but more along the lines of "why are we being asked for this information twice?"
My response might be, "The Census Bureau values you so much we want to double check we have you counted."
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:54 AM   #51
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My response might be, "The Census Bureau values you so much we want to double check we have you counted."
I actually have said something along the lines of "your data is very important to us, so we want to make sure we have it correctly". A few folks were willing to proceed.
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got a call from the census yesterday and have to meet with some people on monday to get sworn in and issued an iphone. the iphone is different, they said everything is done on the phone theses days. it will be a different experience from the previous enumerator job. have to wait and see how it plays out. any suggestions on what to look out for?
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took the training a couple weeks ago but no assignments yet. curious to see if they are postponing the census because of covid again. anyone heard anything? it was my understanding that the census was to be completed by the end of september, but I hear there are close to 30 percent of the population not counted. anyone doing any assignments as of this week?
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They've called me 3 different times, 3 different people. Asking if I was still interested. I told them no, as my autumn schedule is not as free as spring would have been. Seems in my area they may be desperate for workers. I was told the position was for transient counting, i.e. visiting campgrounds and such.
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did the training 3 week ago, it took about 12 hrs for training and 12 hrs to get the phone aps working. finally went to work this week and it also ended this week. what a waste.
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A friend of mine has gone through the Census training. He has his phone and is ready to go but no assignments yet. He is getting a tad frustrated.
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:22 AM   #57
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My census work has ended. The work itself was not too bad. But the management/administrative issues I had to deal with... lets say it did not put much confidence in my view of the efficiency of certain government agencies.
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My son was hired for census work in August- in Michigan where he lives. He is still working for census and has been offered an extension to work in a near by town. Hoping it lasts a few months for him.
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