Should I be a debt collector? I heard that working in collections is fun and profitable?

My friend works in collections, he calls people who are delinquent on their credit card bills. He said it's a fun job and you get to yell at people all day, and that there are basically no rules. And the pay is OK but it's commission, so to get commission you have to scare people into paying? Should I go for this line of work?

Asked By: Sarah - 1/23/2009
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If you like to talk on the phone ALOT and work long hours try it... who knows...
Answered By: sadinred - 1/23/2009
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You're evil.
Answered By: The Mofo - 1/23/2009
i work in collections, and yes it can be a great fun job. but yelling at people will get old quick you will get tired of it so fast...and i dont know who he works for but many reputable companies give you rules to follow, you just can't be ignorant on the phone. You will get tired of it real quick,,,you do get... More
Answered By: ashlggurl - 1/23/2009
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