An unexpected job

Video By Judy Griesedieck

2013 - Syracuse

Joe Rivera, assistant Supervisor at Assumption Cemetery in Syracuse, started his job at the age of 16 and has been at the job for fourteen years. Joe dropped out of high school and took the job at the cemetery when an unplanned baby arrived to him and his high girlfriend. A situation that could have proved devastating to his future has turned out to be an ideal job, as he worked his way up from weeding the cemetary grounds to his current job digging graves, preparing plots for funerals, and maintaining machinery. Joe is now married ( to a different woman) and has a second son with another baby on the way. He's a loving father and valued employee at Assumption.>