What's it like to be the guy that literally has to go into people's houses, and tell them that they've been foreclosed on, and that they need to leave?
A commenter on Reddit (via Alberto Nardelli) gave his first-hand description of his job with the title: "Why My Job Is To Watch Dreams Die."
After explaining the (interesting) legal process of initiating a foreclosure, the commenter describes the actual process of the eviction.
Here's a segment:
I open every drawer and cupboard making sure the house is clean and doesn't have old engines, toxic chemicals or dead dogs lingering anywhere. Sometimes the kids are there, maybe waiting in the car, maybe not. I see the marks on the wall showing how the kids grew over the years. I see the anguished poetry scribbled on the wall by stoned teenagers and the occasional hole punched in the wall. One woman handed me the key to her reinforced bedroom door - during the divorce her now ex-husband was still living in the house and she had to barricade herself in at night. Another said "right there is where I found my son - he couldn't handle losing the house".
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