Just found out that while doing Jury Service I will basically be out of pocket. My employer is not paying me (which to be honest I can't blame him if I'm not there), and the courts will only cover part of my wage. By the end of the 2 weeks I will be £300 down this month.
If you earn over about 20k, you're stuffed.
Normal hard working people who go out and work, pay taxes etc lose out through no fault of their own. The only way out of it is to claim 'financial difficulty' but you have to prove it.
So basically, if you're one of the good guys who pay your morgage and bills on time then you are not classed as being in 'financial difficulty' and therefore just expected to lose out .
It's very unfair