You’ll recall back in September the Post ran a piece on the Redskins suing fans after they were unable to make good on season ticket payments owed to the franchise. It was a real tear-jerker, which led with the story of 73-year-old woman who lost a lawsuit to the team after she was unable to fight it in court, costing her $63,000. It had a photo of her crying and everything just to show how EVIL this organization is. See! You made that nice grandma cry all over her hand-sewn Redskins afghan.
But really, these are contractual obligations people are signing, which means the Redskins have every right to demand payment, and collect via lawsuit when all other means are exhausted. According to the Post’s story, the Redskins had done so 125 times. And apparently collecting money from ticket holders is such an issue now that the team needs to hire a full-time employee to deal with it:
Collections Coordinator – Washington Redskins (Landover, MD)
The Washington Redskins are seeking a highly motivated, energetic professional to join the organization on a Full Time basis as a Collections Coordinator.
• Oversee the collections process
• Coordinate with Legal and Finance departments
• Make calls to customers
• Process payments
• Set up payment plans
• Assist with customer related needs
• Transfer contracts
• Assist on game day
• Assist in preparation of legal correspondence
• Prepare reports for management
• Knowledge of FDCPA guidelines
• At least 2 years of collection experience
• Basic computer knowledge
• Strong communication and negotiation skills
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule
• Experience with Archtics database a plus
If you have any photos of yourself bringing old people to tears, or being generally abusive to the elderly, that would be helpful as well. Not a requirement, but worth mentioning in your resume as it will eventually be one of your responsibilities.
(Thanks to commenter Tark for the head’s up.)