posted on Feb, 19 2014 @ 02:09 PM
The reason they probably stopped door to door collections is because the collectors started to disappear.
I kinda feel for the folks going out there trying to collect these debts. When I was very young, I worked in property management, which often times
entailed going to the person's home to try to collect rent monies. One day I made the near-fatal mistake of waking a man who worked nights and slept
during the day (and we all knew he had a nasty temper to boot). I knocked on the door for what seemed like an eternity. Then, the door suddenly
opened and I found myself staring down the barrel of a gun and the guy holding it looked very irate. Luckily, (and probably due in some part to the
look of shock and utter terror on my very young face) the guy put the gun down and agreed to come into the office and pay his rent later that week.
But I will never forget that feeling of having a gun pointed at my face simply for trying to do my crappy minimum wage job. I never went alone to do
collections again after that - I always made one of the other girls in the office go with me.
Push people far enough up against the wall, and they will do crazy things. I hope these credit card debt collectors don't find that out the hard way
when in all actuality, they are just trying to earn a paycheck to feed their families too, just like the rest of us. It's the folks at the top
making these decisions, not the collectors themselves. And those fat cats at the top putting their employees in danger for profit should be ashamed
Sad all around, if you ask me. Sad that everything in our world revolves around money