People are constantly shocked when they learn I work in a graveyard

People are often shocked when I tell them what I do for a living.

I am a groundskeeper at a local cemetery. It’s approximately 40 acres of land that has to be kept up respectfully, and all of us have to make sure the hedges are trimmed, the shrubbery is mowed, plus the location is kept up nice plus tidy. I have to admit, it can be hard especially in the peak heating plus cooling seasons, however we are able to manage; On top of keeping up with everything, I have to coordinate burial services, assign plots, facilitate tours, plus dig graves. This is undoubtedly challenging work indeed, however it is fulfilling work. It has really taught me a lot about perspective. I have found that no matter what kind of stress I am under, the stress of having loved 1s die is by far the worst thing… No matter how I am feeling, I can see these people are constantly grieving to greater extremes than whatever I happen to be dealing with. This has helped me get by over the years as I realize that I have a pretty great life for the most part. I have a roof over my head, food on the table, plus my family is doing alright. I have considered increasing to other jobs, although I really love this genre of work. If I did go for another career choice though, I assume I would really try to get into the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C industry. After the long afternoons of working in the sun plus in the cold weather, I assume I would like to help work on climate control systems.


Commercial air conditioning