Nope! It seems like that would make the most sense, but it's fall. Things start picking up as September approaches and start dying down again sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. October is the busiest month. We were swamped last October. I was working 18-hour shifts back-to-back for days at a time.
It's been a little less hectic this year so far, what with Covid. More people are having private funerals, and we have an occupancy limit now, so we don't see the crowds we used to. We've also closed off the downstairs (where we used to host luncheons) because we're no longer allowed food on the premises, so I only have one level to manage now instead of two. On the other hand, people are ornery about the restrictions (which we have no control over) and do pretty much nothing but complain loudly about them, so my job's a little harder in that regard.
I'm not disturbed by the nature of the business; it's dealing with the living that gets stressful.
I'm also responsible for setting up before and cleaning up after the event, and it's a large building, so after a long day of dealing with emotional people I still have several hours of cleaning to do. It's not unusual for me to be there well after midnight even if the funeral was over at 6pm, especially if I have to set up for another funeral the next morning after I'm done cleaning. It's just tiring.
One of my new post-Covid duties is to wipe down about 300 pens with Clorox wipes after people have used them to sign the guestbook. So that's not tedious at all. Never thought I'd be sanitizing pens for a living, lol.