As expected, I went out far away from home on my census rounds yesterday. Besides being damned hot even inside the car, found myself chasing down addresses that were not there.
So after a bit, I decided I was wasting time and money (not mine), returned home and checked the phantom addresses against Google Earth (to see if there was even a dwelling present and then the local county tax records office, and in the ones I checked against the county tax office records, I got a 'no records found' reply.
Feeling rather full of myself, I went to the evening meeting with the crew leader, examined what I did, and in turn was told not to do that. I am to follow procedures (checking with neighbors or other proxies) instead as the action I took could be deemed intrusive.
Left scratching my head as to the 'whys'. After all the information I accessed is public information…Oh well, they are the ones cutting the checks so…