By still broke and jobless - 17/09/2015 20:24 - United States

Today, I saw a missed call on my phone. Thinking it was one of the multiple jobs I applied for, I called back. Turns out it was just a debt collector. FML
I agree, your life sucks 22 800
You deserved it 2 544

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Tell them they called the wrong number.

Classic Catch 22. Can't get the job without picking up the phone; can't pick up the phone without taking a chance it might be a creditor.

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Tell them they called the wrong number.

Classic Catch 22. Can't get the job without picking up the phone; can't pick up the phone without taking a chance it might be a creditor.

It sounds more like Schrodinger's phone to me. It's both the debtor and the employer until you answer.

That's not a Catch-22. A Catch-22 would be: Can't get a job without picking up the phone, can't pick up the phone without having a job. Schrodinger's answer is excellent.

its one of those days you know!

You know those days when your day starts off without being able to find your feet.

well, might as well wander around aimlessly touring the country on foot

Don't worry, you'll find a job soon. :)

Maybe they're hiring?

hello sir still broke and jobless We noticed that you have a dept of 50.000, can you pay? reply: Nah, but i can work for you! Doesn't seem appropriate to me...

Well it's one way to say "screw you I'm working on it!" and last I checked most people aren't bothered by being less than mannerly to a debt collector. I've heard many people answer phones with some quite colorful wording because of it. if you're willing to call a person a pig fucker you should probably be willing to do them the discurtousy of asking for a job. haha

Just hang up if you make that mistake again, although once you get a job you should start taking those calls and settling those debts. But, for future reference, debt collectors never leave messages because they know no one will ever answer their number again once they know it's a debt collector. A potential employer probably would leave a message, though, if they're interested in hiring you.

i always check the number on the internet first.

"Just a debt collector" i've never been called by debt collectors, if that ever happens then my life is a total mess

Getting a call from a debt collector isn't the end of the world.

congratulations on never being unlucky enough to be in that situation