Hey Jack, thanks for the warm welcome. As far as the job goes, I only make the recommendation. It's you guys that have to ultimately decide where we go from there. I never enjoy recommending removing a kid from his home but I sure don't envy having to make that that decision. I feel like you can never win.
I have had several opportunities to leave for other jobs in including local police, US Customs and even a school disciplinarian but I do enjoy the ability to do both the court side of the job and the working the streets (home, schools, agencies, etc), but I'm still looking forward to retirement in the next few years.
Are you still sitting on the bench or are you now retired?
PS. Do I need to address you as "Your Honor" on this site?