Saturday, June 28, 2008

Omy's New Job

Omy is experiencing a totally new occupation. I would say it is quite a career change! After nearly seven months on the unemployed rolls, and in the very week the unemployment checks were to stop coming, Omy has found work as a Family Service Counselor for the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Oakland. He works at Holy Angels/Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, CA.

Family Service Counselors are the ones who help the families sort out the burial needs and other final arrangements for themselves or for family members. He handles cemetery plot sales, cremation, niches, etc...You name it. I guess you could say he is in Real Estate. This is the last lot (for burial) or condo (niche for your cremated remains) you will ever need.

He seems very happy to be there and the staff there was very happy to have him come to work with them. I went over there to see his office and I really admired the beautiful decor of the Holy Angels Mortuary. I liked it all very much. If he is happy there, and can make a living, I suppose that is what is most important. Our parish priest was the one who referred him to the Catholic Cemeteries when he knew of the opening....thanks, Father Jose!

Because he is an employee of the diocese, we are entitled to a considerable discount on the grave or niche as the case may be. So there are benefits.....and, get this, there is a pension too! So maybe this will be it, at least for now.

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Last semester I took a "teaching and learning with technology" class and I started to become familiar with the great ether in a more usable way. so I decided to try it out.

But there are so many places to go and I must use my time wisely. Entertainment has never been so easy or more time consuming.