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Old 02-18-06, 02:29 AM
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Should I become an undertaker?

I need to go back to college and finish up what I started. Thing is, I can't decide what to become. My great-uncle and his sons run a mortuary: http://www.myers-mortuary.com/; and the local university here has an excellent mortuary science program. Sure, it's the ultimate in job security, as people are just dying to give you their business, but do girls get creeped out at the prospect of dating a mortician?
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Yes they do....until they see the money. Good money to be made, and then there's all the sex with dead people.
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You'd better learn the Tombstone Piledriver first.
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Stay away! Just look at the winners Nate Fisher landed, you don't need that.
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Do you get trained to be creepy or is it a natural requirement?
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Just keep the embalming fluid and Worcester sauce separate.
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That would be a deadly job
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Originally Posted by Forum Troll
but do girls get creeped out at the prospect of dating a mortician?
Would you get creeped out at the prospect of dating a goth girl?
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Would you get creeped out at the prospect of dating a goth girl?

Nope. Goth =
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Growing up I had a friend whose family ran the largest local funeral home and they were all pretty nice, normal folk. Currently, one of my cow-orkers has a niece in the business, and she seems pretty ordinary as well. I say go for it. Especially if it helps you bag hot goth chicks. [high fives Robo]
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Not like people are going to stop dying.
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I'm not 100% certain, but, afaik, they don't make very good money. The money would come in owning your own funeral home, not being employed by one.
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Originally Posted by Forum Troll
do girls get creeped out at the prospect of dating a mortician?
Just let her know what a great deal you could offer her on her parents.
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yes.
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Originally Posted by DRG
You'd better learn the Tombstone Piledriver first.
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Probably wouldn't work well with a lot of girls, but I'm sure there are some who wouldn't care.
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I thought this was in the sports folder and the title was "Should I Become THE Undertaker?"

The idea that someone in Otterville was contemplating buying an urn and hiring Paul Bearer as their manager was awesome. Way to ruin it.
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Dead girls , or guys for that matter, never say no.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
and then there's all the sex with dead people.
Jesus says



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It's excellent job security, no question. Imagine all the business after a natural disaster or a terror attack. You could retire early and be sipping margaritas in Jamaica.
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Why don't you contact your uncle and see if you can observe for a couple days? That way you could get a feel for it and decide if you could do it for the rest of your working life. Being happy in your job is way more important than the money you make. A mortician provides a very valuable service to people in need. If that's something you'd like to do, then it's worth a day or two of observation to find out for yourself.
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Originally Posted by DRG
You'd better learn the Tombstone Piledriver first.


5/5
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Nope. Goth =
Sigh . . . so true.

Originally Posted by jw2299
Why don't you contact your uncle and see if you can observe for a couple days? That way you could get a feel for it and decide if you could do it for the rest of your working life. Being happy in your job is way more important than the money you make. A mortician provides a very valuable service to people in need. If that's something you'd like to do, then it's worth a day or two of observation to find out for yourself.
One of my friends was the son of a mortician. He said that it was against the law for someone to observe. Whether or not that is true, I don't know.

Originally Posted by Venom
I'm not 100% certain, but, afaik, they don't make very good money. The money would come in owning your own funeral home, not being employed by one.
This was also told to me as well. From the two I know that own a funeral home, they make very good money.
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The median expected salary for a typical Funeral Director/Mortician in the United States is $48,083. This basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals' analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies.
Note, that is the high ball estimate. The other I found was at 33K.
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I'm not sure that there are a lot of family-owned mortuaries left. A lot of them got bought out in the 1990s when some big corporations noticed that the baby boomers were getting older. Sadly, many families accepted stock for their businesses, and there were some big bankruptcies that made that stock worthless.

Be careful you aren't putting yourself in a position similar to joining the family hardware business just when Home Depot started taking over the market.

As for chicks, imagine the effect you'd have on a goth wannabe when you pull up for your date in a hearse.

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