Thanks for the Kind words Ladies, Gentlemen, and Conspiracy theorists. Will not pick out individual posters.. will miss some I should answer....
just wanted to give my thoughts on this....
To Disappoint many of you there is not big Conspiracy. As many know I have been dealing with some things in my personal life. That is all but over and I have had a huge change in that aspect. I have to devote more personal time to that issue. Ken offered to work around my schedules, etc... and I politely told him thanks, as I could not take a pay check if I didn't think I was doing the Job properly. The reason I can't commit is I don't know what is going to be required of me in the future.
I have also had a Possible Opportunity to do some things I would love to do in the future be presented to me. If everything works out more details will follow and you will all know about it and I will post it here. If everything doesn't work out then I will move on and get back into the business here that I had before I sold it 3 years ago this month. I have options guys.. Thanks for the concern.
No I am not going to the RX, Major Wager, or anywhere else... lets put that to bed, cause that dog has the rickets and damn sure won't hunt. Some of these theories are quite comical.
No I did not quit over pay.. so Doug please don't start a 212th thread over it. :cocktail:cocktail:cocktail You know I like you bud..just busting your balls
No Ken didn't fire us.
NO this is not about Jman. And This thread should not turn into that. We are just trying to be open and up front about what is going on.
As for the sportsbook Disputes... EOG will still be a great place to come for that. Sure General was the best in the business at it. Ken ain't chopped liver. One other thing you have to remember is a lot of settling a dispute with a book is the relationship you have with them and the Poster. Bucs and Hache have great relationships with the books they have worked with for Contests and many times the person you work with in the contests is the same person you will need to start talking to in a Dispute. Then he can bump you up to whoever you need to talk to if he cant settle it. I have the fullest confidence these guys can help settle disputes.
To disappoint the Forum world...NO Ken and Myself and Pete do not hate each other. There was not one cross word said between us. We are all on Good Terms. Wished each other well and still consider each other great friends. I love Ken and his family like my own. That will Not change. We have agreed to stay on good terms and be there for each other if we can ever do anything to help. I know some of you that are circling like a Shark in Bloody water that is not what you want to hear.. Well so fucking what ... get over it... It is the truth.... don't care if you believe it or not....
I don't know what else to say about the Conspiracy nuts except where is Doc Mercer at.. he should have been the first one in here...I figured he would tell me the NAFTA Superhighway is going right up my Ass :+textinb3:+textinb3:+textinb3
All Kidding aside...
I did not make this decision Lightly... Far from it. I have thought about this long and hard. I have Thought about everything. I did not make this decision in Haste. I have Not slept over this, I have ran the emotional Gamut. I am at peace with my decision and feel I have made the right one.
I want to thank Ken, Scarlett, Tony, Glue, and their Better halves for being my friend and it was a honor to get to know them. I know we will stay in touch.
I have learned alot the last 2 years and 10 months.. Not quite 3 years as I was hired in October of 2005 right after EOG Opened. I have many great memories. And Wrigley I orta beat your ass man... You made me get emotional when I saw this pic. That was some great times with some great people. Little did we know that would be the last time Most of you that were there would never see Glaken again. I only seen him again because he lived 25 minutes from me. Wrigley.. In all Honesty thank you for posting the Picture and for all the Great comments everyone else made with it. EOG lost a huge part of it's posting forum when Glaken moved on. I still think about him daily.
THE MOD SQUAD!!!!
Working at EOG has been one of the best times of my life. Most people don't know what being a Mod entails. you can't understand unless you do it. It is More than reading threads and getting paid for it. Ken was a great Boss and let us off when we needed it. We didn't punch a time clock, but he expected you to do your Job. Which is Fair. Thank you Ken for the opportunity.
Mostly, Thank you posters for the kind words and I have made many friendships and I am positive they will continue. I will still be posting and I will always be on messenger.
Ken was Kind enough to let General and I have some serious Input into who was hired to take our places. Reload is a Great guy and if you don't like him you need serious help. he also Knows sports and is very knowledgeable of this industry and gambling in General. Jimmy Hoffa is one of the Most respected Posters and even a better person. I am Honored to call him my friend. Ego I have just gotten to know better. I know some don't like him, but I have no doubt he can do the job he needs to do here and do it well. He has been nothing but great to me and I have no reason to think he will not be a great mod. Seems like a very good person to me. Blondie I have gotten to know over the past year. She is a good hearted grounded individual that will bring a different perspective to EOG. Mostly in the AE, but can fit in on any part of the forum. I have no doubt she will bring some life to the forum as a Mod and keep some of you grounded. I consider her a friend and I hope she knows that.
The knocks these guys have been getting is uncalled for and unfounded. Give them a chance guys. Remember... the forum is made up of the posters not the Mods. You should not even know the Mods are there unless something happens and they are needed. These guys will fit right in and you can laugh and joke around with them just like always.
Bucs and Hache.. Wow.. what to say... I have grown to know you guys and respect you very well over the last 2 years. We have been thru a lot. Not always seen eye to eye, but we never let that stand in the way of our friendship. That to me is the Mark of a TRUE friend. I respect the Hell out of you guys and if you ever need anything don't hesitate to call me. Nothing has changed in that aspect. I am going to Miss daily Interactions and our IM's together. Not going to be the same.
Ken thank you for putting up with me for the last (almost) 3 years. I know I have been outspoken about things and been a handful at times. I couldn't have learned from a better person and worked for a better boss. EOG is still very important to me. I have poured my heart and soul into this site and I want to see it succeed and prosper. Thank you for everything.
MAY'N.. you are definitely up there in my Respect list as well. Stay true to your roots and we all will be fine... Keep on posting those pictures and being young at heart... We will meet up and have a beer before you know it pal :cheers:cheers:cheers
Sorry for the Rambling. I will answer anymore questions you may have if I can. For the people who have emailed me. I have gotten a ton of them. I have not had time to respond to any of them. I will do that tomorrow. Got home late and trying to catch up on the board.
Guys I am still here as always until May 30th. I am taking off a day early for a family Vacation, but will be posting some from my Laptop. I will continue to post here even after I am not an employee.
Thanks for everything guys... :cheers:cheers:cheers