My boss recently decided to retire. I've worked for him the last 13 years. In looking for another job (to start Jan 1, 05), I've really thought about what I'm looking for in a boss. I don't know if I will ever find another one like him. He has over the years given my family turkeys, hams, gift certificates for the grocery store. He gave me a raise when I was buying a car so I could afford the payments (it was his wife's car). He is paying for me to take a cruise that includes 1/2 of my continuing education credits (and he will already be retired). I realize that reading this you might assume that there must be some kind of payoff involved. But, I am happy to say, he does things like this for a lot of people, and never expects anything in return. He and his wife were childhood sweethearts and have been married going on 47 years! I am hopeful that my next job will be as wonderful as this one has been. PS-I am nominating him for sainthood!!