I made a big decision today. Well, I guess I made the decision several months ago — but it took me quite a bit to work up to actually making it and moving forward. I formally gave notice to my employer. An employer for whom I’ve worked for over a decade. I know it is the right choice for a number of reasons, but I feel rather bummed that all of those years of hard work and dedication end like this. I’ve not left on bad terms, but my leaving was, in many ways, forced upon me by my employer. A couple of lawyers wanted to represent me to sue — and several close friends felt I should have taken that line of action. I just didn’t feel I could deal with that at this stage of the game. Not to mention the fact that I question the use of our court’s time over things that we as individuals should of had the intelligence to deal with on our own. I saw the writing on the wall a while back, but I didn’t do anything about it.

Anyway, it is late. I will post more of the many choices I have made in the last couple of weeks. My life is on the fast track to major change! I am both excited and horrified all at once.


May 4, 2005. Uncategorized.


  1. Karyn replied:


    I totally relate. I left my long term, ultra-stable, benefit-including, tenure-having, union-protected job after almost 12 years … to work for the J & W Corporation here at The House Of Pain. Pay stinks, but the bennies are pretty hot.

    It’s a scary time, even when we bring the changes about ourselves. I have all kinds of faith in you.

    Buckle up, baby!


  2. snarl71 replied:

    Congratulations, Matt! This is the best thing you could have done for yourself. Seriously. You know I’ve thought you should have left the stresses caused by that place starting in 1999. Granted, it’s 6 years later…but it’s better late than never!

    YAY – a fresh start!

  3. g8s replied:

    Wow, Matt. Sounds like you’re in a big transitional period & I wish you the best in getting it all sorted. I don’t know the details, so all I can say is try to focus on all the possibilities which you’ve just opened up for yourself. You’ve just given yourself a clean slate — you can be anywhere, anything, anyone. Not many people give themselves that chance; it’s a brave choice.

  4. Anonymous replied:

    I once again jumped over from the Gastronomy page…….
    I’ve been there. It’s a weird sensation, but as long as you keep pushing yourself forward, in a hopefully positive direction, you will be better off in the long run.
    I really hate the standard cliche’s but it’s true.

  5. Robert replied:

    Whatever your decision, no regrets! And be excited!! 🙂 The road is never easy, but it’s a more fruitful one. And there is more to see…

  6. adrock2xander replied:


    i hope ya not being sued for what you’ve written on ya blog…my good mate Joe Gordon in Scotland has experienced that and he went through emotional hell…

    All in all…i think as adults we should take charge of our lives…if things aint workin out why kid ourselves?–>

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