We have received a few emails saying that the locked-out Chicago funeral directors and SCI have reached an agreement to end the strike and lock-out that has been going on since mid-2013.
2013 saw men killed by beavers and wine glasses, a pot grower whose head was severed by his own trip wire and a couple in the Ukraine run over by a train while having sex.
It might surprise you to find out that humans are not the only animals that grieve the loss of their loved ones or hold vigils. Many members of the wild animal kingdom celebrate the lives of their loved ones in ways that would put us as a society to shame.
Funeral homes – and the rest of us – need to be on alert for a nasty new email scam.
This scam appears to swipe the names and logos of funeral homes in hopes of getting recipients to click on a malware-infected link.
Edgewood, Kentucky – January 25, 2014 – Congratulations to Funeral Profit Protectors, LLC for an exceedingly successful first year of business.
Funeral Profit Protectors, headquartered in Edgewood, Kentucky announces that it will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on February 1, 2014. In conjunction with this celebration, they are incorporating a fundraising event for the Kenton County, Ky. Animal Shelter.
We took a look at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to see just how anemic the middle-class job market is in America. While there’s no one definition of “middle class,” economists generally agree that mid-level jobs require between a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree, earn on average $13.84 to $21.13 an hour, and are non-supervisory office or production roles.
From the BLS data, we identified these 15 middle-class jobs that are expected to shrink by 5% to 25% over the next 10 years:
A Swedish audio store owner has developed the “CataCoffin,” a casket that comes equipped with a full sound system and can be linked to a 4G connection above ground. Family and friends can stream music directly to their deceased loved one.
But I’m not a secretary. At least, I’m not just a secretary. My job is more than that. I’m also a make-up artist. I’m an event planner. I’m an organizer. I’m a public speaker. A listener. A shoulder to cry on. I’m someone who is expected to fix things. I do fix things. I can remove a pacemaker.
I’m a funeral director. And I’m proud of it.
We have talked about bucket lists and things to go see and do before you die. Now, online travel magazine, Matador Network, has published 101 Places to Get F—– Up Before You Die.
We thought we would share 25 with you. Funny thing, NFDA has had a convention in a few of these cities! Coincidence?
Starting this week, ASD will be sharing interesting #FuneralDirectorFacts that most people don’t know to help educate others about dedication of funeral professionals.