Michael Dell

I know that this probably didn’t even get looked at, but I still thought it was worth a try.  Note that if you email Michael Dell internally, like I did, while working there, your chances of getting fired are 100%.  Also note that I sent this well after my termination.Anyone know a good lawyer?—–Original Message—–From: Mathia, Michael  – Dell TeamSent: Sat 2/13/2010 12:02 PMTo: Dell, MichaelSubject: Concern.Mr. Dell –I was recently let go from Dell due to being “overqualified”.  Before legal action is taken, I’d like to know how this happens.  The person that hired me, knew of my qualifications prior to hiring me on.  They didn’t change any between when I was hired on, and when I started.  I was at work early, every day, from a 90 minute drive away from Nashville, through blizzards even.  I have a definite appreciation for the company that you have created, but I am astonished as to this type of low level management decision.  I dedicated myself to move away from family and friends in Wichita, Kansas, for this position.  I came to work, I excelled in every aspect, and followed all P&P.  My question is simple.  Why did this happen? It’s as simple, and as complicated, as that.  Thanks for taking the time to read this, if you do.Mike MathiaPh: 316.806.7751mike.mathia@gmail.com


Quick Update…

Nothing major, just an update. :)All set up here in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  New full-time job starts Monday in Nashville, doing technical support and help desk for the military.  I truly think that this job is what I was meant to do.  I really hope that it works out.  Over an hour drive one way to work, but we plan to move in March to a bigger and better place in Clarksville, Tennessee, about half an hour closer to my work in Nashville, closer to one of Holly’s jobs, and closer to the college that she wants to go to this fall.  So I am looking forward to that.Holly and I are getting along better than I have gotten along with anyone before.  Kinda scary.  Kinda makes me wonder, “what’s the catch?” – but really, she’s just a very sweet girl, that has a great heart… and that’s what I really need around me these days, is good friends and loved ones.I have always told myself that I need to get all of my ducks in a row before I can get the ball rolling in the correct direction, and finally, after 30 long years, it’s all starting to happen.  I’m pretty excited, to say the least.  We’ll see what happens.Next trip back to Kansas, for now, I am planning on it being April 1st or so.  I will be back to visit friends, family, get my other vehicle, and move the rest of the stuff that I left behind, since I did have to get out here in kind of a hurry the first time for the job.  I also will have to have appointments set up to see the surgeons about my post-surgery progress.Also, I have gotten a new iPhone, to replace the one that was stolen from me, so I will be much more organized than I have been recently.  I was a mess while I was without it.  If there are any outstanding projects that I missed between the iPhones, please email me and I’ll get them completed for you.Needless to say, lots going on right now, lots on my mind, and lots of things to keep track of.  Saving up to get a house, a truck, for visits back to Wichita and Denver, for storm chasing equipment on the truck, for getting my computer and photography businesses started out here once I move to Clarksville, and just generally getting a foundation started out here.  There’s a lot of opportunity out here to help out people and make some money, just need to get it all ramped up.Also have been in contact with the local emergency management officials out here, as well as the local Skywarn group, and the local Ham Radio organizations out here, and have all of that lining up as well.  The Skywarn group I am working with out here, new link to them on the right hand menu, feel free to have a visit.  Great people to work with.  Should be a VERY interesting storm season this year.I have contacts in the Wichita area that will be picking up my recurring clients from all of my businesses out there. With the computer business, I will be doing remote assistance for software issues out here, and a friend of mine, Rick, will be handling my hardware issues.  A guy by the name of Brandon will be handling all website work out there.  Brandon will also be picking up all of my emergency management work that I left behind.  Wichita photo shoots will be scheduled for when I am in town, and for photo shoots that need to be done while I am not in town, a good photographer in town by the name of Eric, will be handling all of my work there.My online radio station is once again back up and running.  See the link on the right.  I am in the middle of redoing my Michael Brian Photography business website, as well as my Hypertech Computers site.  I am going to try and have those both done by March, at the latest.  They, amongst many other things, are on my massive “To-Do” list.  Wish, by the way, if you don’t know this already, no matter how hard you work, the list gets longer, not shorter, especially the older that you get.So, I am back into the groove of things.  Pretty soon I’ll be doing 10,000 things at once out here, like I was in Wichita.  I plan to make some friends out here, but I insist on keeping in touch with my old friends as well.  It’s pretty important to me.  So, please add me to Facebook, if you haven’t already (see links to the right), add me to ‘skywarn69’ on Yahoo Messenger, or email me at mike.mathia@gmail.com to get a hold of me.  I love hearing from everyone, and I promise to keep up better with email, than I have been in the past.This blogsite will always have the most up to date and accurate information on how to get a hold of me or my businesses.The next chapter of my life starts on Monday.  🙂