March 23rd
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March 23rd


Today felt like my first proper day back working. I might be able to cross two resolutions off my list – losing weight and getting a job.


My secret? I’m becoming a Census Enumerator. Some countries get their residents to give their details online, but thankfully Ireland still does it the old-fashioned way. We deliver the forms to every home in our area, explain how to fill them in on Census Night, collect them afterwards, and box them up for return to the Central Statistics Office.


It sounded simple when our manager explained it in the hotel’s conference room.  I listened and checked out the others with sidelong glances. I didn’t know any of them. More than half were women, all ages. The rest, of cou...

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