Neelix wasn't happy or impressed in the beginning. He lied to Janeway in the pilot, starting their grudgematch with the Kazon, then he out right called Starfleet fools for persisting in pure science which always blows up in their faces when their balls are already in a vice, during The Cloud. If that didn't make him an easy mark, his girlfriend was still a virgin. If that didn't make him an easy mark, his girlfriend could have easily swallowed a small explosive or half the active ingredients to a virile poison. If that didn't make him an easy mark, Kazon ship yards could have built Neelix his own Intrepid Class Star Ship after they pulled Voyager to pieces. It was foolish to leave all her eggs in one basket with Jonas... How hard would it have been to recruit this duplicitous opportunist too? Especially since the only reason Jonas failed to deliver Voyager at the apex of one of Seska's middling master machinations was Neelix alone holding the line against a certain Cardassian... I mean, Kazon victory, over Michael Jonas' dead body.