life at a funeral home…why can’t “people” do their work?
just a thought….but when you have a job to do, why is it so hard to do it?
keep pondering this question over and over and over and over and over………………………….
if you have an arrangement on a Monday, say at 11am. The arrangement should be finished up no later than 1pm. If there is nothing else going on that day, no other arrangements, no visitation, then there should be NO problem getting that WHOLE file done before 5pm. Depending on the phones, if they are busy, you should still have it done by 5pm. SO, why is it that certain people cannot do this? I find it extremely irritating! Because when I come into the office a few days later, guess what? I have to usually finish the file. I don’t mind doing the work, but I shouldn’t have to, since this person had more than sufficient amount of time to complete it all. But, if the situation were reversed and it was me or another employee who had been there and did not complete the file, that “other” person would complain about it! They would “tell on us” like a child. For someone who “know’s it all” they sure do fuck up alot! But make no mistake about it, when one of the other employee’s make an error they are the first one to complain about it! This person not only just complains to one person, no, they say it LOUD and clear for ALL to hear! Which I find is inappropriate! Either keep your mouth shut or go to the person themselves. AND, if it really isn’t “that” big of a deal, then just shut the fuck up and correct the error and be done with it. We are humans and humans make mistakes. If it isn’t something that cannot be fixed, then go to the boss and let him know, but don’t go in there and make a spectacle out of it. Most of the time the errors that most employee’s make are not major and can be fixed within a matter of minutes. Get over yourself. You are far from perfect. Although you like to think you are. How long have you been an employee and STILL don’t know half the shit you should? EXACTLY! You of course won’t admit it, you just slide that work to the side and hope that someone else will find it and do it. And, we usually do. I for one have stopped doing so. When asked by someone why it was not done, well, from now on, I tell them why. I tell then that you did not do it. And I am guessing that is why for the past few weeks you have been in a pissy mood. And that makes me HAPPY!
Okay…enough about that…. on to the next topic.
I do not know why other funeral homes charge differently. So, don’t ask me. I know what we charge and that is all. I cannot tell you why so and so funeral home wants to charge you $300 more for the same casket we have. But, on the other hand, I cannot tell you why we charge more for embalming. That is just what we charge. And again, when someone passes away and you call a funeral home make sure that is the funeral home that you are FOR SURE going to use! Make sure with the rest of your family as well. because once you call a funeral home, they will do the removal. They will also begin embalming when that person arrives at the funeral home. So, if you choose later on that you do not want to stay at that funeral home, you will now owe that funeral home removal fees and embalming fees. We will NOT pick that body up from that funeral home until ALL fees are paid in full to that funeral home. This is going to put a delay on your visitation and funeral!