And So Begins My New Life

Join me as I embark on a new life and new career in Funeral Services.

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Location: Southeast, United States

I'm a Funeral Services graduate embarking on a new career. I graduated high school in 1981, served honorably in the United States Navy from 1982-1986, been married since 1986, and have one son. I've relocated to a new state and have begun working in my chosen profession of Funeral Services, and I've never been happier.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

The Times They Are A-Changing

I realize it's been a while since I've posted anything new, and for that I apologize. Work has finally slowed down after last week's business. We went all weekend with no new business, and for the month of February that is unusual.

Changes are coming to the workplace. I really don't want to give too much away because all the details are not finalized, and the logistics still need to be worked out, but in a nutshell it looks like the funeral home will be expanding. This will mean extra work, extra responsibility, and hopefully, extra money. It isn't a done deal yet, but things are proceeding in that direction.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

How Busy Can It Get?

The answer, judging by our calls this week, is "very." We had one call over the weekend, but on Monday we had four. One right at 8am, one around lunchtime, and two in the afternoon. All four, plus the one from the weekend, are full service burials. Today we had another call. In all, between now and Saturday, we have four visitations, and five burials. (One of our services is graveside at the National Cemetery-no visitation). We did have one service today, which was from a call we got last week. This burial was the first of four to take place at the National Cemetery. Two of those will be on Thursday, the last one on Friday. I'll be taking the early service out in the old hearse, while my boss handles the later service with the new coach. It's only the third day of February, and I think we're already up to 5 or 6 calls. Normally this wouldn't be such a big deal, because a significant portion of our business is cremation, but all of these calls are full service burials, which creates a lot of work and is more time consuming than simple cremations. However, I am not complaining at all because all this business keeps the owner satisfied, and it's job security, which cannot be overrated in this economy.