eracode: surfisup1000: "Honestly, I have not gone through and read all of the pages of posts ..."
You are the OP and you are jumping in here and there to respond without having read all the posts?
For that reason, I'm out - despite having been sympathetic initially.
Sheesh I also initially felt genuinely sorry for your situation but this whole thread is a mish mash of constant repetition of the same arguments and the people coming forward with actual prior professional experience sadly through no fault of their own arrived much too late.
At what stage do geekzone mods intervene and lock this off as devolution into a flamewar? The OP's answer was many many pages ago.