I worked there only short time due to health dangers, sawing bones without eyeprotection was my main problem, I still remember the smell..
I had to get the corpses from their rooms in the hospital, clean them, put them in storage, show them the family, document them, take pictures of them. and do the whole autopsy, taking samples for lab tests etc.
As this was a hospital job, there were no rotters, but we had sick bodies, cancer of the gut smells real bad. Also bad was the infectious bodies, and not enough protection :sm (37):
jesus, I was germany was better than here in bulgaria.
I just observe autopsies but I can't handle the smell. If I don't go tomorrow, its goodbye to morgue work.
My duties will be:
-receiving bodies and undressing them and putting them on tables. I will aslo have night shifts and travel around the whole area of Sofia, thats 30 km, to assisit autopsies in local hospitals.
-sawing the skull and removing the internal organs
-working with police, taking pics
-working with relatives of the deceased
-washing the body
-putting in fridge
-dressing for funeral and putting in casket
-scrubbing rotten bodies of the morgue floor
-cleaning and disinfection
All this for 250 euros a month.
I love morgue work but I have too problems:
-I want to puke when I see decomposing bodies and the smell is just out of this world
-too many duties for money I can't pay my bill with.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
m/ ^_^ m/ "The goal of all life is death" - Sigmund Freud
If you wanna do it, do it, remember, you can always quit.
Wear gloves when coming into contact with body fluids and insides.
Its a great chance to learn AND live some of your dreams, but not all corpses are nice, most are old and ugly, the rotters, use tiger balm under your nostrils.
This is an interesting job, and if you have worked there in sofia, you can try to get into some other place