Originally Posted by dislocator3972
So you're the one! I knew I'd seen someone who mentioned surrogacy in AK in their siggy, but I couldn't remember who! I'll be PM-ing you . . .
Are you working for the census from home? That possibility never even occurred to me. I'm in Fairbanks and I'd
to pay my car off sooner rather than later!
PM'ed you back
Census is not from home. my job is actually an office job 8-4:30 but the jobs they are hiring for now will be part time and in the field so you "could" take your baby in a stroller or sling. You will have a week of training (8-4) which is paid at the enumerator wage of $25. Enumerators walk and drive around, knocking on doors and helping people answer the questionnaires that come in the mail next month. In the past years, there has only been a 17% mail back response. So, 83% of the households will have an enumerator come and visit them in person to get the form completed. That is what the next job will be. So after training, you will be working various hours that fit your schedule. Evenings and weekends mostly when people are home. Make your own hours basically. Up to 40 hours a week. $25 an hour.
I did some enumeration last spring and was able to work all 6 of the hours that my kids were in school. It was really great. I could still take my kids to school, run errands and pick up the kids after school and work in between all that.
The only trouble with Enumeration jobs is they are very temporary. You wont have any idea how much work you will get. Some people (not many) only get their paid training week and find out there is no work afterwards. (we had a problem last spring with that. Seems in 2000, they had over 25% of their trainees drop out after doing the training, so this time they over hired to prevent that problem. Only trouble was, this last year, with the economy so bad, the drop out rate was like 2% and so they ended up over hiring but the census WILL always pay for your training even if they dont actually have any work for you. Well it is $1000 worth of training.
The next phase should last a few weeks after training though, so I would guess you could get about $2000+ after your training week.