05 October 2017
CEO of Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors Deborah Andres, 57. (PHOTO: Nurul Amirah / Yahoo News Singapore)
More Than a Job
Whatever your chosen craft, vocation or profession, we all have work to do. In this occasional series, Yahoo Singapore talks to individuals who have chosen unique and unconventional careers. For some, it’s about passion. Others have a sense of duty. But for all of them, it’s more than a job.
From being an aspiring policeman to a years-long stint in the army reserves, to working in advertising and accounting, 57-year-old Deborah Andres travelled a long road before she first entered the funeral services sector in Milwaukee in 2001 – and it was not even an intentional move.
The Canadian, who was born in Cuba and speaks English, French and Spanish, told Yahoo News Singapore that she initially thought she was interviewing for a regular job as her CV had been sent out by her then-partner to numerous companies.
“Nobody told me it was the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) until I pulled up in a snowstorm and I saw the sign and thought ‘I must be reading this wrong’,” Andres recalled.