PULSE: A Day in the Life of an Undertaker

Have you ever wondered who will take care of you once you have reached life’s end?

 

For most social and religious groups, embalming is respectfully practiced upon death.

Undertakers take responsibility for such task of taking care of the dead body; make sure that it is clean and presentable.

Undertakers handle cadavers before being presented to families during wakes. They make sure that a corpse is disposed according to standard set by society; they put a dash of glam on a pale dead face and body; affix decent clothes on a cold and decaying body.

Scissors, comb and a neck-stand are some of their daily work tools.

A daily view on their workspace.

Attaining success in any profession was never easy but theirs- a different story. Every “opportunity” requires a certain level of dedication.

Make-up and cotton among other things that are needed to prepare a cadaver. A false teeth is also shown which used to be owned by his previous ‘client’.

So, what does a regular undertaker go through? Here’s a day in the life of undertakers.

Find out here:

  1. They get exposed on toxic chemicals for a long period of time hence the strong fumes they have to endure.
  2. Also, endure a grieving family drama on the background. And make sure that their standards are met.
  3. A depressing work environment to go to e everyday.

    Always in need of guidance from a Higher Force.

  4. Facing a dead body everyday. (Or could their spirits be lurking while being embalmed?) Bathe and clean them inside and out. Yes, including their internal organs and biofluids.

    Peek inside a morgue.

  5. Be prone to cancers and other pulmonary ailments for the fumes inhaled.
  6. Face their regular lives and personal responsibilities after a tiring day. They’re still humans after all.

Well, what do you think?

Undertakers take their jobs seriously. It takes time to get used to what they’re doing but their profession is nonetheless one of the most noble jobs out there.

Don’t you agree?

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Posted by Clarisse Javier

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