[kwlug-disc] non-compete agreement.

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Dec 31 13:13:46 EST 2009


Piece of advice from experience: everything is interpreted and 
negotiable. No matter how iron clad clear the thing seems to be.

<sigh>

Which is a revenue stream for lawyers. Remember, they are advocates. 
And quite probably past members of debate teams.

Robert P. J. Day wrote, On 12/31/2009 10:53 AM:
> On Thu, 31 Dec 2009, Chris Irwin wrote:
> 
>> I am under a non-compete with my current job, but what made me sign
>> and accept it is that it wasn't over the top. For a period of time
>> extending six months from the end of my employment I'm not allowed
>> to compete in the exact niche field of police charge management
>> systems. All the actual server admin skills that I actually use,
>> Programming techniques I learn, and doodles I make at lunch are all
>> mine to use as I please.
> 
>   makes perfect sense.  let me throw in one extra piece of advice.
> don't listen to people who demand that you run such a thing past a
> lawyer.  if it's written in such a way that only a lawyer would
> understand its ramifications, you don't want to sign it.  *you* should
> be able to understand the consequences.
> 
> rday
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