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Would You Rather Work at Burger King or Be a Foreclosure Department Supervisor?

by Marian Wang, ProPublica For years, banks and other companies handling foreclosures have turned to cheap labor to process the growing volume of foreclosures. At JPMorgan Chase, they were called “Burger King kids“–walk-in workers hired to handle foreclosure proceedings. Many barely knew what a mortgage was and had only high-school educations. Prompted by a Financial … Read more

Woman Chains Self to Home to Prevent Foreclosure

I’m not quite sure how effective this particular approach is but one foreclosure specialist, facing financial problems of her own, has chained herself to the front porch while awaiting eviction. The woman chained to the porch is June Reyno. June Reyno, her husband and their five dogs have lived in their Mira Mesa home for … Read more