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Assignment day is the day when students of Ember randomly receive the jobs they will have, usually for the rest of there life, although it might be changed at Evaluation Day. Edit

Procedure Edit

During the last day of the last grade of school, children at the City of Ember school will be given an assignment, which is chosen from a lottery. The current mayor holds a bag full of slips of paper, each with a different assignment. One student at a time will stand up and select an assignment. The assignment chosen will be the student's new place of work for three years, although trading assignments with another is possible.

Known Assignments Edit

The assignments given are sorted into three categories designed by the book's characters: Good jobs, Normal Jobs, and Bad Jobs.

"Good Jobs" Edit

  • Messenger
  • Electrician's Helper
  • Greenhouse Helper
  • Timekeeper's Assistant
  • Store Keeper
  • mayor

"Normal Jobs" Edit

  • Supply Depot Clerk
  • Doctor's Assistant
  • Building Repair Assistant
  • Shopkeeper/ Merchant
  • Guard

"Horrible Jobs" Edit

  • Pipeworks Laborer
  • Trash Sifter
  • Mold Scraper
  • Cart Puller
  • explorer

Known Participants Edit

  • Lina Mayfleet
  • Doon Harrow
  • Lizzie Bisco
  • Chet Noam
  • Orly Gordon
  • looper
  • Citizens

Trivia Edit

  • New assignments may be mixed in as the city needs more services, for example the assignment "trash sifter" was added because of the city's circumstances.
  • Some Assignment days have many good jobs, and others may have bad jobs. The year 241 could be considered a good year, even though a few bad jobs were mixed in