As the discord causing the government shutdown continues, some government employees are currently working without pay, others are not working and might eventually be paid, those outside of government service are confused by what services are or are not available, and the news media continues to lambast us all.
In the midst of all of the kurfuffle, I’ve found it useful to reflect on the larger picture. All of us are smart, creative, talented, motivated individuals. We COULD have worked anywhere, yet we CHOSE to serve. Why?
Please share your story in the comments here. Why did you originally come to work for your agency? Why do you serve?