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, November 14, 2011

It Is Official!

Today my boss closed on his funeral home. He purchased our other location after running the place for about two years. After a transition period, I won't have to put up with him or his attitude any more. I really do wish him well, though. I would hate to see him fail and come back to haunt me. In the meantime, there will be some adjustments as he sorts out how he's going to handle his removals, his funerals, his errands, etc.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Monday's The Day

Monday is supposed to be the day my boss closes on his own firm and is out of my hair. I say "supposedly" because this is about the 4th closing date that's been set. The other 3 have fallen through because of paperwork issues or various other concerns that get it in the way. Still, I'm hopeful that it will happen. There will be a transition period, and I know we'll probably end up making some of his removals or helping out on some funerals, but we'll deal with that as they come up.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

It's Official?

Rumor has it my boss is closing on his own funeral home this week. If true, this means that after a transition period, I will be through with him. My boss and I haven't always gotten along, and there has been tension between us in the past. It has been theorized that he's jealous of me, or feels threatened by me, since the owner and I get along better than the owner and my boss. I'm more like the owner when it comes to work; detail oriented, focusing on how things will get done. My soon to be former boss is a "big picture" kind of guy. He knows where he's going, but kind of muddles his way to his destination, depending on other people to fill in the blanks.
For example, we use a software package to generate our death certificates, transit permits, and other necessary paperwork. When it was announced months ago that he would be buying his own firm, his secretary asked him what software package would they be using? His answer to her was, "We'll figure it out." Well, here we are, days away from his purchase of our other location, and she still doesn't know how she's going to get her paperwork done.
All I can say is, good luck to him, he's going to need it.