Skip to comments.2020 Census 'listers’ have to verify millions of addresses. Look for them in your neighborhood.
Posted on 08/22/2019 9:56:21 AM PDT by catnipman
Starting next week and continuing into October, you might see people carrying laptops walking through your neighborhood and knocking on doors. Theyre what the Census Bureau calls listers census workers charged with making sure the bureau has a complete list of all addresses as it prepares for its massive population count next year.
Its the first major field operation of the 2020 Census.
Starting next Monday, Aug. 19, listers will begin verifying the remaining 35% of addresses that need double-checking, using maps and a list of known addresses on a laptop. Mostly, they will be checking to see whether a basement was turned into an apartment, new housing was built, someone is living in a trailer on a property, or some other new or unconventional living arrangement exists
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At any rate, it was Mrs. catnipman who answered the door and the "lister" asked if she had our address correct, and Mrs. catnipman said yes, and then the "lister" asked if anyone was living here illegally in our basement (we don't have one) or "out back" (nothing back there but a barn we use as an equipment shed, but maybe they saw the barn on a satellite image). At any rate, Mrs. catnipman said no and shut the door, refusing to answer any more questions.
BTW, it IS extremely important that all legal voting-age adults be counted so that House districts are apportioned correctly amongst the states, though the rest of the data they want I personally could care less about ...
I used to work on this project for the Census Bureau back in the day.
There is no “pattern” as to what is verified and what is not—any neighborhood or country road could have a new mother in law apartment, trailer etc added...regardless of local laws, ordinances, or covenants.
Does the writer want us to look for census 'listers', or for addresses?
More proof that English is not a prerequisite for journalism school.
Maybe it’s just me and how skeptical I am these days...but I’m kinda thinking you had a fake-lister. I might be vigilant and watchful the next night or two.
Anecdotal info for anyone who is interested:
My neighbor was hired to work for the Census. She said that out of 15 people who were in her group, only 5 made it through drug and background checks. She also said she didn’t know how some of the people who were hired were going to be able to do the job, as they weighed over 300 pounds and could barely walk.
They are paid $19 an hour.
Have some fun, turn the hose on them.
A barking dog in the background is always a good idea...along with hints about how hard he is to control... :-)
“BTW, it IS extremely important that all legal voting-age adults be counted so that House districts are apportioned correctly amongst the states, though the rest of the data they want I personally could care less about ... “
Past the locked gate. The signs that read:
“NO SOLICITATION OF ANY KIND”, “DO NOT ENTER”, “NO TRESPASSING”, “NO ENTRY WITHOUT A WARRANT, this includes YOU!” signs
Past the closer sign that reads in 4 languages:
“DON”T COME CLOSER OR I WILL SHOOT”.
With a final sign that reads:
“DON’T YOU DARE KNOCK ON THE DOOR UNLESS I INVITED YOU”.
and then they will ring the bell?
Don’t think I have much to worry about.
I saw a sign a while back that read:
“If you can read this sign, you are within range”.
“BTW, it IS extremely important that all legal voting-age adults be counted so that House districts are apportioned correctly amongst the states”
ONLY if you live in a red state.
If you live in a blue state you might want to consider avoiding these people.
I worked on the 1990 census from summer 88 through fall 1990. It was terrific for me. We were remapping everything and verifying addresses, etc. I had been working catch as catch can and this job got me caught up on everything. I worked very fast compared to the college students and retirees who were most of the rest and I did it on a 55 mpg motorcycle while getting the same mileage money as the old guy in the Cadillac. Come the count itself, again I worked far faster than the others and when bonuses started being offered because it was dragging so badly I got the max bonuses possible. I could do a hundred addresses in the time that it took Joe College to do 6. Finally I was put in the ghetto sections of Tallahassee and Fort Walton to clean up the areas that everyone else was afraid to enter and then I was put up in a hotel for a week to work the phones to prod offices all over the state to get their asses in gear and to confirm items that had questions. I was sorry to see it all end. When it did I went fishing (commercial, that is.)
This will be super interesting if they come through my clearly signed gate.
Will they ask the Dobes for their names, I wonder, or just be screaming?
I never get solicitors.
Well, except for that one guy "Selling electricity" who just sashayed into the yard, uninvited.
Seven came tearing out the back door to where he was wandering around.
Imagine the rest
This is a dangerous job. Not only because of illegals who don’t want to be listed, and the paranoid mentally ill, but the presence of vicious attack animals. In the last census in far West Texas, a woman lister was attacked as she walked up the steps to a mobile home by the family’s guard javelina. She died of her injuries.
My wife is currently out of work, so I’m going to recommend she check with the census folks about job availability in our area.
these are just made up jobs from the government. Like most of them.
a javelina? soon to be the next therapy pet on a plane.
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