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Ever worked or considered working in the funeral industry?

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Sep 5, 2010
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Ever worked or considered working in the funeral industry?

Ever worked or considered working in the funeral industry? I ask this question not because I am thinks of working in the industry. Quiet the opposite: it is something I will never consider working in because I find it weird. Now don't get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for those who do this kind of job. They are very professional and offer help to families when they are in a state of emotional breakdown.

If you have ever worked in the death care industry, where, what did you do and how did you become interested in the whole thing?
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Nov 21, 2011
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I hear it's a hot market. People are dying to get into it.
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Nov 23, 2006
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Great business to be in but is not something I would consider working on a day to day basis - this is a need and not a want. Demand will always be there and price is not the main factor for most people.
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Nov 17, 2004
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It is a dead industry
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Love all the play on the words, you guys are killing it!

keep it coming guys lol.
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Aug 2, 2010
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It's a dead end job.
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Mar 5, 2013
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Quite a few puns around here.

Seriously, if someone can stomach it, it's a very stable job as well as lucrative. As well, as it's very difficult to get into unless you have connections. I know the owners of the funeral parlour in my home town and they're as rich as Croesus.
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May not be as easy as you think - I hear there's pretty stiff competition... and the educational requirements can be quite an undertaking...
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Allenford
lmao - love it. you guys are dead on.


I did an interest test in high school and it came back....funeral business. So I considered it but wasn't sure I could pull off the constant emotion stuff (other people's - I'm a bit of an eye roller without a bottle of wine). That was an interesting time to learn I was most likely to be successful in that industry. Very weird.
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I just shared that with my husband and started thinking about a career change, now that I'm older I could do it I think. It's an industry that's not dying like everything else.
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Jul 19, 2012
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there's no demand for this industry!!
folks are living longer
and most opt for cremation
funeral parlours are mostly family owned and run.
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Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I think launching a career in this industry would be a grave mistake...

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