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2012-10-27 08:01:15 AM
On page two he admits that he found credit applications blank with only a name on it.
LOL that person owes nothing

a name on a piece of paper is worthless and taking that persons stuff can get you legally shot in the face
 
2012-10-27 08:06:57 AM

Heel It Down The Drain: And when did Fark stop hiding the fact that they're the FreeRepublic of the left?


Roight. All the links go to lefty sites like the Washington ComPost, MotherFarker Jones and the Great Orange Satan. None ever go to good righty sites like WingNutDaily, Clownhall, American Stinker, the Smellograph or the Daily Fail. And right wing trollscommenters are banned faster than you can say censorship.
 
2012-10-27 08:09:45 AM

ArcadianRefugee: OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.


If they're so damn successful, let them pay for their damn yachts. It's the same screwing that the rest of us get from these fat cats.

upload.wikimedia.org

Karma's a bitsch.
 
2012-10-27 08:15:52 AM
Repo men still work for the bank.
They're not heroes you know.
 
2012-10-27 08:36:24 AM

ArcadianRefugee: OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful bankrupt than you.


Sorted.
 
2012-10-27 08:43:04 AM

Someone_Took_My_Login: I had a roomie once who was a repo man. Legally stole cars for a living. He had some real horror stories of people chasing him with weapons and even getting shot at a time or two. I went with him a few times, and we had one guy chase us in his old beater El Camino after we grabbed his year old Mustang.


/kind of a thrill ride
//no aliens in the trunk though.


He's not stealing the cars. He's taking them from people who hadn't really bought them yet.
 
2012-10-27 09:17:42 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: Prostitute tester?


For anyone interested: this job actually exists, apparently.

Read TFA in this thread
 
2012-10-27 09:28:07 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: ArcadianRefugee: OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

If they're so damn successful, let them pay for their damn yachts. It's the same screwing that the rest of us get from these fat cats.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 394x549]

Karma's a bitsch.


Dude, he can totally see up her skirt from there.
 
2012-10-27 09:30:36 AM
So a job that deals in miseryand misfortune is the best job in the world?
You would be a bundle of laughs to discuss finance with if you ever left your parent's basement
 
2012-10-27 10:06:51 AM
I'm pretty sure Hugh Hefner has the best job EVAR. At least till they invent the Hedonism bot from Futurama
 
2012-10-27 10:09:19 AM
Most satisfying job?

Blowjob.
 
2012-10-27 10:14:30 AM

ArcadianRefugee: basemetal: If only you could see the looks on the faces of the people when they came back to their missing yaght, plane or expensive car.

/and again when the police told them it was repossessed.

I'd imagine it looks just like the faces of people who get their much-less costly car repossessed.

OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.


I've never had a car repossessed. Therefore they are NOT more successful than me. Therefore I can make fun of them.
 
2012-10-27 10:33:03 AM

PacManDreaming: I figured the most satisfying job in the world would be the guy who gets to go to all the medical marijuana dispensaries and sample their wares while having a chauffeur drive you around in a taco truck.


I gotta admit, that sounds pretty damned good.

Coming on a Bicycle: Prostitute tester?


That's sorta what I was thinking. Maybe more specifically "whore house quality control". Don't want street trash.
 
2012-10-27 10:38:25 AM
Used to do Private Property Impounds. Park in a handi space while on a booty call? That's how I met many 'customers'. Kinda like repo but no hiding of the vehicles. Got hairy once in awhile, good fun. But yeah, you can't let yourself think too much about car seats, schoolbooks and such.

/quit when I became a father
 
2012-10-27 10:47:35 AM

jnoel: Repo men still work for the bank.
They're not heroes you know.



I *wuz* waiting for someone to notice that he is Not taking from the rich to give to the poor.
 
2012-10-27 10:59:05 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: I have a question.

So apparently the Fark rules are:

Repo man taking a car from a blue-collar family = Scumbag
Repo man taking a car from a rich guy = Hero

So... is there a line it changes, or is it more of a shaded area?

And what are the guidelines? Is it the income of the debtor? Is it the value of the item being repo'd?

I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.


Someone trips and falls down a flight of stairs, causing a permanent brain injury=tragic
Someone trips and falls on their face and bruises their nose=funny

Now you have the rules of "Fark hates noses" correct

\Being a repo man to the rich sounds awesome
\\legally stealing yachts and jets must be a hell of a rush
 
2012-10-27 11:00:07 AM

mr lawson: poor people suck


rich people swallow
 
2012-10-27 11:12:32 AM

lucksi: Yeah, everything from that article would be illegal here. Someone doesn't pay their debt, you get a court order and when he still doesn't pay, the government takes it from him.

BTW, what happens when you shoot someone who is stealing/repossesing from you? For example, if the boat had been occupied by one of those gun toting people you have over there.


What would be illegal about it? The gov. Doesn't magically end up with something if they're the ones taking it. They'll have repo men that have to find it and get it. That's usually the challenge. The people know it's up for repossession so they'll hide it as best they can. It also isn't really stealing because the bank owns it until it's paid off so they're really just reclaiming the banks property and the debtors are the ones who didn't pay and have stolen property.
 
2012-10-27 11:25:58 AM

Combustion: ArcadianRefugee: basemetal: If only you could see the looks on the faces of the people when they came back to their missing yaght, plane or expensive car.

/and again when the police told them it was repossessed.

I'd imagine it looks just like the faces of people who get their much-less costly car repossessed.

OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

I've never had a car repossessed. Therefore they are NOT more successful than me. Therefore I can make fun of them.


THIS.

Reading this article gives me serious Schadenfreude.

From FTA: Later, when the angered man and his wife came to IRG's office to claim personal property from the yacht, Craft handed over various itemized lingerie and sexual paraphernalia. "Stop!" the man said, as his wife glared at another woman's underwear. "That's enough."

That was icing on the cake. Now he gets to find a divorce attorney along with his bankruptcy attorney.
 
2012-10-27 11:26:22 AM
www.wrestlecrap.com

www.wrestlecrap.com
 
2012-10-27 11:35:44 AM
I'd like this job.

But I'd love to be able to pick Medeco locks like buddy in TFA
 
2012-10-27 12:20:12 PM

sycraft: While it is possible to live without a car in the US, it is really hard.


You know how I know you don't live in a city?
 
2012-10-27 12:21:45 PM
professional boobie fondler
 
2012-10-27 12:32:39 PM

Bonzo_1116: ArcadianRefugee:
OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

Other people's backs are often stepping stons to success.


I'll use the liberal version of "I have nothing useful to say so I'll shut this argument down" and give you correlation/causation.
 
2012-10-27 12:50:09 PM

Heel It Down The Drain: I'm calling bulshiat on the story of why he started repossessing high end items. He receives a cut of the profit when the item sells at auction, so it's only natural to repossess high end items. Who wants to repossess a 1996 Ford Windstar when you can grab a farking luxury yacht?
And when did Fark stop hiding the fact that they're the FreeRepublic of the left? Between this thread and the thread about the Sun Sentinel endorsing Romney, some Farkers could probably benefit from Preparation H.


Huh?
 
2012-10-27 01:08:12 PM

Fear the Clam: sycraft: While it is possible to live without a car in the US, it is really hard.

You know how I know you don't live in a city?


You know how I know you live in one of only a few cities?

//Assuming you live in the U.S.

//For every U.S. city with good public transportation and/or good pedestrian access there are 5 that are near non navigable without a car. Unless of course you can afford a home in the central business district, which sort of negates the premise of the discussion.
 
2012-10-27 01:15:52 PM

GoldSpider: Repo men regularly find themselves in actual dangerous, farked up situations. Far from a perfect job for your average Fark ITG.


I was going to say, it's all fun and games until you get caught trying to repo some drug lord's Mercedes and he returns you to the office in separate packages.
 
2012-10-27 01:32:42 PM

ArcadianRefugee:
OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.


Football players getting tackled!
CEOS getting shackled!
Watching actors never reach the ending of their Oscars speech!

It's just Schadenfreude!
 
2012-10-27 01:36:55 PM
"Yeah," he said. "But I really like doing jets."

My favorite line in the article...
 
2012-10-27 02:11:37 PM
It's only a matter of time
i237.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-27 02:12:19 PM
oops wrong thread
 
2012-10-27 02:39:55 PM
www.choosy-beggars.com

I always thought he had the most satisfying job in the world given that at the end of every job he had to be very visibly satisfied.
 
2012-10-27 02:51:28 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: I have a question.

So apparently the Fark rules are:

Repo man taking a car from a blue-collar family = Scumbag
Repo man taking a car from a rich guy = Hero

So... is there a line it changes, or is it more of a shaded area?

And what are the guidelines? Is it the income of the debtor? Is it the value of the item being repo'd?

I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.


The line is pretty much the same as it is for our working-class hero in the article.

If you only have one car, and you need that car to get you and your family around your wage-slave job, a wage-slave job that STILL doesn't pay enough to afford that car that makes it at all possible, we take no enjoyment in seeing the bank come after your ass.

If you were making a million bucks a day fleecing people by writing fraudulent loans, making up inventive ways to shuffle money and claiming more money just appeared out of nowhere, or by any other way that basically made you insanely rich at the detriment of others, and you STILL didn't pay the bills on your toys--GOOD! We will laugh when that toy gets taken from you.
 
2012-10-27 03:27:52 PM

AntonSzandorLaVey: And then they all went out for a plate of shrimp


Did you eat a lot of acid, Anton, back in the hippie days?
 
2012-10-27 03:53:45 PM
I thought it was going to be rating puppies for cuddliness.
 
2012-10-27 04:03:01 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I have nothing against these people for they are now poor.

If they continue to vote republican however they can choke on an industrial size burlap dick bag filled with a thousand pickled dicks.


You think that only rich people are Republicans? Clearly, you've never met a Jew.
 
2012-10-27 04:26:05 PM
CSB time:

I once bought a high dollar King Ranch truck while flush with good income. A year later I lost my job. I proactively contacted the lender, and explained that I couldn't make the payment and would be selling the truck. The dicks told me they would repo it, even though I was still current on my payment.

I tried to sell it for a cpl weeks privately, then took it to a dealer and traded it in on a beater. As I was walking out of the dealership I was approached by a guy, who asked me what I had done with my truck. I explained and he turned out to be the repo guy who was assigned to my case. He was actually really nice about it, and explained he had read the case file and thought they were being dicks, and had hoped I would do just that to avoid any credit dings. He had arrived at my house to repo it as I left and followed me to the dealership.

Not all repo guys are jerks.

Man I loved that truck. Just doesn't fit my lifestyle now or I would have one again.
 
2012-10-27 04:31:13 PM
The rich even have a better class of repo man. Amazing.
 
2012-10-27 04:45:14 PM

Jamdug!: The All-Powerful Atheismo: I have nothing against these people for they are now poor.

If they continue to vote republican however they can choke on an industrial size burlap dick bag filled with a thousand pickled dicks.

You think that only rich people are Republicans? Clearly, you've never met a Jew.


Or one of the Democratic rich guys who makes their money off the state. Section 8 housing slumlord, like Valerie Jarrett, or the Solyndra types. We had a guy in CA, last name Angelides, who was a rich Democrat real estate developer...but he started as a government employee regulating real estate....where do you think he got the capital to set up his own biz? Probably from the guys he was "regulating" And let's not forget Mr. Corzine who lost a billion dollars or so...note he has not been arrested yet. I don't want to attack Democrats here - the GOP does the same stuff, but its crazy to assume only one party has a monopoly on greed.
 
2012-10-27 05:27:41 PM

Evil Mackerel: Lee Jackson Beauregard: ArcadianRefugee: OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

If they're so damn successful, let them pay for their damn yachts. It's the same screwing that the rest of us get from these fat cats.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 394x549]

Karma's a bitsch.

Dude, he can totally see up her skirt from there.


Well, the cobra can, anyway. The poor sod under her left foot looks like he's already been reincarnated as a cockroach.
 
2012-10-27 07:30:04 PM
i80.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-27 07:53:52 PM

Bonzo_1116: Bonzo_1116: ArcadianRefugee:
OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

Other people's backs are often stepping stons to success.

Stones, dammit.


Don't you just hat that?
 
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