I admire the way that Maister truly loves the City that we work for. He grew up in the area, was on one of the boards, and now works in a very thankless job, but he is where he wants to be in life. I think that it is phenomenal when people can find that point in their lives.
Don’t get me wrong, for where I am at in my life, I am very happy with where I am in life, but they know that I don’t want to stay working code enforcement for the rest of my live, however with future retirements in the next few years, positions might open up and I could stay there, but move up in the department.
I also know of a few people (some whom are members on this site) who truly love where they work and are passionate about it. They are not there to make a quick buck or to use it as a stepping stone to another job, but because they believe in the work that their company does.
Are you one of those people, if so, what is it about your city or firm that you love so much? Why is that “the place” for you?