Matt is always one for new adventures.
His latest started at the end of October. It was an ego boost of an adventure, for he was recruited. Was explicitly told that his name was one on a very short list of people that have their sought after skill set. It would be a commute heavy detail of six months, but would yield experience (and prestige) that would be unattainable any other way in his current position.
Plus, there seems to be other seasonal perks they forgot to mention.
You know, like making the list to receive a White House Christmas card.