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Monday, February 07, 2005

The Value of Time

A cremation technician in Regina, Saskatchewan, was fined and fired because he kept the coffin lids from some of the caskets he was supposed to cremate.

Russell Surkan was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan, an independent provincial body. Surkan, 60, insists he did nothing wrong, since the lids were going to be burned anyway.

Why did he do it?

It made the burning process quicker, expediting the workload.
I.e., it saved him time.
Unfortunately the full story seems to be available only by $ subscription here or here, but there are many more interesting details. [h/t to Jack]
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