Former Debt Collector’s Essay Show Dark Side of Collection Business
Titled “My Time as a Professional Debt Collector Made Me Lose Faith in Humanity,” the essay describes his windowless, cubicle on the outskirts of town doing debt collection from a strip mall.
Although he was eventually fired, he explains that although he technically complied with most of the prohibitions in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, he also found ways to get around them.
There was one bright spot, however, says the essay: “After spending ten months wallowing in the misery of others, I’d found it hard to be depressed myself.”
The original article is here: My Time as a Professional Debt Collector Made Me Lose Faith in Humanity