Confessions of former debt collectors
These people share their experiences in the collections industry — and why they left.
By Mel Harsh
CNN has a terrific article containing confessions from debt collectors. You should read all of the confessions to get a eye opening view of the world of debt collectors. One of the many debt collectors quoted in the article had this to say about her “profession”:
Collectors I knew regularly held contests to see who could make the most people cry in one day.
A co-worker at my office overheard another collecting agent telling a debtor in Spanish that she was going to send someone over to his house to beat him with a tire iron, because she didn’t think anyone in the office would understand her.
You’d be surprised what goes on behind closed doors. Every day, you were asked to break the law. …
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