This seems almost blindingly obvious but I never heard it put quite this way before. isabella floated a theory over at http://www.dawgsaloon.com/showthrea...means-I-have-to-work-when-it-s-a-day-off-quot as follows: It makes SO much sense. Why would he want to "cut down" on his work week that much, and "be thinking about retiring", and yet still sign for 2-3 days per week, all the while loudly proclaiming he would NEVER take a pay cut? Sirius must have come to him with the much lower offer, and he only agreed if he were allowed to reduce his schedule to keep his hourly rate close to the same... And they had no better ideas (because businesses are generally run by idiots). Thus the strict 10 AM cutoffs and other reductions in service Howard inflicted on subscribers -- he's still pissed about the pay cut, even with the reduced hours. Discuss?