OK - Here are my proverbial two copper pieces.
OK, y'know those guys at Exetek? Yeah, that's how I wound up like this. Don't look like much, do I? Jess another drunk. Well, sure I'm drunk. Got drunk so I cain't come up with any more genius plans. I swear, I'll have the law on them one o' these days.
Whuh'd they do? Ripped me off, that's what. See, you prob'ly ain't heard o' me, but I'm the guy who designed the first Viking prototype. Crazy, right? Who'd think ya meet someone like that drunk in a bar on some backwater planet? Well, t'weren't no top-notch D'minion scientist, fer sure. Idjits don't know the first thing 'bout th' nuts 'n' bolts side o' that sorta thing.
Oh, how'd I wind up here? Well see, I had another idea. I was working on a dig site (yeah, D'minion ain't much better'n them Exetek losers. I got diddly-squat for the Viking), but there was a catch. Zerg, man. TOns of 'em. Well, after the first few attacks, I was done waitin' around fer them Marines to show up 'n' save our asses. I made some... modifications to my SCV. 'Fore long, some big comp'ny shows up, steals my design, tacks some stupid, showy name on it, and starts tryin' t'sell it to the D'minion. Didn't get paid fer that, plus them idjits couldn't even do the job right. I still got my original design around here somewhere, collectin' dust. Figger maybe I'll try 'n' sell it off, r'maybe get a job pastin' Zerg r'something.
Exetek? Well, them morons got a bit touchy when they figgered out who I was. Figgered they'd keep me from gettin' a job anywhere but wi' them. Wanted my 'skills,' I reckon. Well, I gave 'em a taste o' my skills. Took the job, but rigged up some o' their machines in a nasty way. Y'know, just t'get 'em off my back, get 'em outta my way so's I could get a job. THey didn't take too kindly t'that. But you know what? Them $%&#ers wouldn't even fire me, they just put me 'on leave without comp'nsation. So now I'm sittin' here, drinkin' away what I got left, stuck on some contract that won't let me sign up with anyone else. Soon as I kin get me a job with someone who ain't willin' t'look to close at things like that (hopefully one off-planet), I'm gittin outta this place.
Hope that's helpful.