The 2010 US Census is a joke. There is so much waste and corruption. I personally know a Census worker. She is unemployed at the moment and needing some extra money to get by. The cenus job seemed like a great fit. She is finding the whole process is worse than the poorly managed marketing jobs serving samples at WalMart. They attend trainings, then they are told how many hours they can work. Then they are told the work is not available. Then they are told just be ready to work whenever we call you. Do not do anything else that might affect your ability to work as you will not be able to complete the project. She waits for days and hears nothing. Meanwhile, other temp positions arise but she cannot accept as she is waiting. She gives up and takes a temp job ( a person has to eat too) Then she is called, found not available and yelled at for leaving her post. The current wave of jobs, finding abandoned places and re confirming no residence is a triple check on work already done by two other workers. The biggest waste is the milage reimbursement. They drive folders hundreds of miles across the state to each other criss crossing the same territory two to three times a day. The management of the system is a shame.
As long as the government is running the census it will always be corrupt. I think it would be best managed by a private corporation. The results would be the same. There are some that do not want to be counted. There is nothing we can say to cahnge their minds. Get governement out of the picture, re-establish a private corp. to do the counting and it would be a lot cheaper and less hassle for all Americans.
PS Perhaps they could hire the Mormans to do the Census. They knock on all the doors of America anyway and they do not get a milage reimburesment. :-)
Wow, my first census, and I actually get to fill it out all by myself. After seeing the Dora video I was convinced that I needed to do the census to help better my community, Even it's only going to be my community for 1 more month. Little kids count, and so do college kids. So as soon as I got my census in the mail I filled out and sent it back, so proud that I had helped the government realize it needed more than … more
The Census collects apparently important information that helps the Federal government decide how to waste money in the future. The population, age and racial demographics help Washington make a choice about whether billions should be poured into cities in Ohio or California, and presumably they have algorithms to ensure it's done in the most cost-ineffective way possible. The Census is also timely in its arrival since politicians had practically exhausted all other ways … more
Time has rolled around again for our country's census. This includes having one mailed to your home for you to fill out and mail back as well as census-takers coming to your door. Which one would you prefer? I would much more prefer filling it out and mailing it back. One good thing about the 2010 Census it's offering jobs for the dismal economy. The census is taken to find out the country's population which will allow for proper funding to go to these areas for … more
The Twenty-third United States Census, known as Census 2010, will be the next national census in the United States. The census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790, as required by the United States Constitution, with the previous one completed in 2000. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves personally kicked off the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.