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  1. J.Town

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    What do you do for a living?

    Do you like it? Is it what you planned on doing?
     
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    I'm an unemployed embalmer. I do typography work currently just to make money. Embalming where I'm from is the norm but I live in BC now and most people here seem to get cremated or have green burials so idk wtf to do.
     
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    That's pretty interesting. . Did you have to go to school for that?
     
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    Yeah just one year of school
     
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    I don't think I could do that ! (The job I mean, not the year of school lol)
     
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    How did I not know this about you? :eek: I've been wanting to get into death care for years but I've heard such negative things about elitism in the industry (Especially here in BC) and how it's basically impossible to get your foot in the door unless you're lucky enough to be born into a family that owns a funeral business.
     
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    I feel like that's accurate for BC. I've only seen two job openings since I've been here. In Calgary it's very easy to get into it though. There's a huge chain called McInnis and Holloway that you can start out in if you live in Alberta. I'm not aware of any like that here :(
     
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    Maybe Calgary is where it's at if I decide to pursue it. I have a friend that answers the phone for a funeral service but the owner told him right off the bat there is no room to move up :rolleyes: It's a famy run business, as they all seem to be out here.
    I really don't get all the snobbery, it's a hard line of work that many people just aren't suited for and wouldn't want to do. But why slam the door on people that legitimately want to get into it? It's irked me for a while, clearly lol
     
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    You are both tougher than me!

    I build puppets for a living . . A little less intense lol
     
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    I'm a student and haven't quite made my mind up. Part of me wants to become a neuropsychologist, but another part wants to do some precision work, like a watch maker or dental technician.
     
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    Combine the two and be a brain surgeon!
     
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    Actually I would enjoy that, but I don't think it's possible to be a surgeon sitting down
     
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    That's also really cool and something I would love to do if I had any talent for it :P Do you have any pictures of puppets you've made?
     
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    I also wanna see pics!
     
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    Me too
     
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    It's mostly for kids educational programming, so very muppety-style stuff...

    This little guy is sitting half finished on my couch right now:
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    This was for a TVOntario short that never aired haha:
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    This is something less muppety . . I did it for fun at home . . took it to work and was told it would freak the kids out if it was used in anything haha:
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    Oh my god that last one :jawdrop: so perfect. Reminds me of the dark crystal/labyrinth
     
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    I'm a huge Henson fan and Labyrith was definitely in my mind when I made that one :)
     
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    Last one is my fav too :D I like creepy looking things.
     
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    We all like the creepy one!
    Actually I don't think he's that creepy. He could be an old, wise shaman or something.
     
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