In our tip on how to talk to collection agents we said to Tell, Don’t Discuss. Collection agents are trained to ask questions, but you don’t have to answer any question to you don’t want to answer. That’s why you have more power than you may think.
If they ask you where you are working, you are not required to tell them. If you do tell them, they will probably start calling you at work. You have the power to not answer their questions, so don’t.
Take control of your situation. You have the power, so research your debt relief options, and don’t let collection agents tell you what to do.