my summer job as a debt collector

United States
January 28, 2011 3:32pm CST
After I completed my first full year of college, I went home for the summer and was initially without a job. I rushed out to apply for various jobs throughout the city and was unhappy to find that Little Ceasers was the only company that was interviewing. On the same night I got the call from Little Ceasers, I went to a friends house where I spoke with my long-time friend about his new debt collecting job. I expressed interest in joining the collection agency that he was employed at and he immediately told me I could come in tomorrow for an interview if I wanted to. At first I was hesititant to accept his offer because I had no experience what-so-ever in collections and I had already accepted a position at Little Ceasers. He then advised me that I would be starting out at double the compensation that Little Ceasers was offering, PLUS a monthly commission based on the amount of money I collected and earned for the company ... These circumstances made the interview impossible to pass up. After two interviews with collection supervisors, I was hired that same day and was to start the following Monday. I was somewhat nervous to start, but my friend insisted that I would catch on quickly. He was right - I got used to the system after the first two days and started feeling very comfortable dealing with the debtors on the phone. On my second month of employment at Pinnacle Financial Group, I had collected the fourth highest total out of the entire company, which consisted of at least thirty team members. I was unbelievably happy and proud of myself for not only having a good month, but also for taking advantage of the interview opportunity that my friend had provided me earlier that Summer. I find it extremely beneficial when I take full advantage of whatever opportunity comes my way in life, rather then letting them slide by and wondering, "what if?" Have you ever experienced a positive result from taking advante of an opportunity that you were not completely comfortable with doing?
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@yresh12 (3212)
• Philippines
29 Jan 11
I'm so happy that you were able to do the right thing and the right choice. We all have different paths to take and its all up to us if we want the other or not. Some call it the "Road not taken" I hope that your experience will enlighten our fellow myloters would be inspired by this experience. I will try to think about this too when making decisions. Thanks for sharing!