Life working in a funeral home – What do you think?
I have a question…for those who read my blog or happen to stumble upon it… I am actually ‘trying’ to be serious and not sarcastic because I am really curious to know…
What do people (families) think Funeral Directors and or Funeral Home Staff do all day?
When someone in your family has passed away and you knew you had to make funeral arrangements, what did you do? Did you call the funeral home for an appointment? Did you leave your loved one who passed away and immediately drive to the funeral home to make arrangements? When / if you did call to make an appointment what were you told…to come right in? or did they schedule an appointment later in the day? Did they ask YOU when you wanted to come in? or did they just give you a time to come in without giving you any other options? If you did not call for an appointment, when you arrived at the funeral home, did you have to wait long to sit with a Director? How were you treated? Was there any visitation going on when you were there? Was there an actual funeral service going on? If there was a funeral service and when you arrived you saw that a funeral service was going on, did you feel like you were intruding or did you think for a second that maybe you should come back at another time? Did you leave because you saw a funeral and come back later? Or did you feel that even though there was a funeral, you had just lost someone so it didn’t matter, that the funeral home should accommodate you and that surely someone was available to help you?
What about when you think about funeral homes and what goes on during business hours when the funeral home is open, but no visitation is going on or a funeral at the funeral home…do you think that, for example, ‘no people, no cars, than the funeral home staff is not busy so you should be able to ‘just stop by’ anytime? Or do you think, ‘it’s a regular business and you should call to see if you need an appointment or if you can just stop up anytime’?
Do you think that funeral homes are usually a quite place, where the environment is quite and business is slow if no visitation is going on or funeral? What do you think the funeral director and staff do all day, even when visitation or a funeral is going on?
Again, I am not being sarcastic in my questions. I am truly curious to know how others view a funeral home as a business and how they perceive a funeral director and the staff. Thank you in advance for anyone who chooses to answer any of my questions.