After hearing all the difficulties, a funeral director experiences, I think it makes sense to highlight the best things and the rewarding aspects of the job.
When not performing funeral services, funeral directors have many other jobs many of which are mentioned above. Considering all the tasks, having great staff is imperative and we are fortunate to have a great team. Without a team, no funeral director could perform their duties. They enrich our daily routines with positivity and professionalism. The team make the multitude of tasks achievable, and we are thankful for them.
The most rewarding thing about being a funeral director is centered around the fact that we, as funeral directors, are helping people get through one of the most difficult times of their lives. We know our help is needed because making arrangements at a time of loss is not something anyone wants to have to do. For the funeral attendees, it allows them to just focus on themselves to get through their grief. Being able to help people through the process is probably the most rewarding part of the job. From providing resources for grief assistance, advice on merchandise, advice about ceremonies to simply running the funeral ceremony, we know we are doing our part to help. “Thank you for doing everything for us” is something we hear all the time from our clients and that makes the long hours, mental drain, and hard work worth every minute.