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Confessions of A Mortician

Confessions of A Mortician

By Vivian Giang A man who works in a mortuary led a Reddit thread to give a glimpse into what it's like to deal with issues of mortality on a daily basis. Covering topics that included the strangest requests he's ever had, and what happens during cremation and embalming, here's the closest most of us will ever... Read More »

Funeral Director William Ellenberg Dismembers 800-Pound Body, License Suspended

Funeral Director William Ellenberg Dismembers 800-Pound Body, License Suspended

More companies in the funeral industry are offering oversize caskets these days, but apparently difficulties remain when it comes to tending to the bodies of the obese. The owner of a crematory service in the greater Atlanta area recently admitted to dismembering the body of a deceased woman, estimated to... Read More »

Eight Jobs You Shouldn't Overlook

Eight Jobs You Shouldn't Overlook

By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder Some jobs can have a negative stigma, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give them a second glance when you're conducting your search. In fact, many jobs that seem unappealing from the get go actually provide workers with a favorable work-life balance and other... Read More »

Trade Secrets of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

Trade Secrets of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

Of the many questions asked of me in my more than 25 years as a funeral director, there is one that is asked most: Why are funerals so expensive? According to the National Funeral Directors Association's web site, the national median cost for a traditional funeral in 2009 was $6,560. This figure does not... Read More »

Confessions of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

Confessions of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

Wherever I go, people ask me what it's like to work as a funeral director. I tell them it is not an easy career, particularly given the emotional component of the work. As funeral directors, we deal with issues of mortality -- our own as well as those of our clients -- on a daily basis. We also work long... Read More »

10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

Michael Kling, Investopedia You don't have to go to college earn a decent living. Some professions pay good salaries without requiring post-secondary schooling. A college degree can be a great path towards a well-paying, satisfying profession, but a bachelor's degree isn't for everyone. In fact, some see... Read More »

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