After four weeks in my new position, I have finally located all the rest rooms and feel I am able to begin to contribute as opposed to simply observing..
It has been shocking to me as I experience the differnces between funeral service in Michigan compared to South Carolina. Complicating matters a bit is that for the last several years, most of my time was spent with a low-cost, cremation society and now, I am associated with a concierge-type firm that even operates it’s own catering company for on/off-site catering. It’s actually pretty interesting and eitomizes that “Don’t worry about that, we will take care of it for you” attitude.
Like atheletes develop muscle memory, I suppose the same can be said for any task and I find myself automatically doing things the old way, by reflex. This is frustrating for me (and often for those around me) and I have asked so many questions, that I feel like the new apprentice boy.
Stress for the new guy and stress for the old-timers. Luckily, everyone is being very kind towards me.
Stress isn’t always bad and keeps us on our toes and always thinking.
Still, no snow.