The great thing about field service is that it prepared me for my current job. I am a cable bill collector. Think about it the similarities.
• People do not want to see me coming up their sidewalk/pull in front of their house/into their driveway.
• People know what I am there for before I even knock/ring the bell.
• People sometimes hide behind the door and peek out the curtains and think I don't see/hear them.
• People answer the door and sometimes scream and yell obscenities at me or threaten me.
• People want me off their porch/out of their house as quickly as possible because they don't want their neighbors to see me talking to them.
The difference between field service and bill collections for the cable television company is:
• If they see me they know they better either give me money or give me equipment.
• If they hide, are rude, or scream at me, their cable goes off.
• If they get too out of hand, I call the cops, 'cause there are no angels standing invisibly on either side of me covering my sorry a$$.
• I don't have to waste a bunch of time explaining why the hell I am bothering them at 9:30 in the morning, I sure as hell am not a JW.
• Most importantly, and despite the economy, I get paid to do it.