I've been called for jury duty. It pays $30 a day. My daycare bill is $25 a day. I work for the city. I am only part time at 30 hours so they will not pay my salary difference. You would think that the city government would recognize your civic duties. I may only be 30 hours a week, but we depend on that salary to make ends meet. I serve for 3 months. I understand jury duty as being part of your civic duty, but bringing $5 a day whenever I have to be there is going to make things very difficult for us. Lovely system.