So hurray for leaving my old job. It was a great decision. I absolutely did the right thing and I have no regrets.
(This is in part why I hate listening to people complain, because when they complain I want to give them ideas about how to fix the things that are making them complain, and then they think I'm irritating. It's just my way, though: change the things that make you unhappy, if you can. I do provide sympathy when needed, though, because some things make you happy and they can't be changed.)
To entertain you: why people read email wrong (lack of emotional input) and good design for cats.