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Well Crap...
show user profile  owtdor
I am home early from work today. It seems I no longer have a job. I guess it makes it easier to get my start-up off the ground...

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10/10/2011 7:05:09 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 5:39:08 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Shit. What happened man? Sorry to hear about that.

- Portfolio-

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10/10/2011 7:11:19 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 7:11:19 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
I think the company is in trouble and I was the largest expense. It is going under quickly. Might be a blessing in disguise. Now I can get my own company going. I just need to pay my bills until that happens.

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10/10/2011 7:17:48 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 7:17:48 PM)
show user profile  Error404
well, you can file for unemployment in the mean time until you find work again. Do it quickly, it takes a week or two to kick in I think.

Best of luck to ya, sucks man! Did you get any type of severance? I don't think it's legally required, but most agreements have this built in. -

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10/10/2011 7:34:03 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 7:38:50 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
Severance? More like a blackmail. They offered me 2 grand if I sign a non-compete. I am leaning towards not signing it at this point.

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10/10/2011 7:46:45 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 7:46:45 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
What do they care about a non compete if theyre going out of business?

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10/10/2011 7:52:51 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 7:52:51 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Best wishes mate. Don't let them shaft you.

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10/10/2011 7:55:44 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 7:55:44 PM)
show user profile  vierendeel
They want you to sign a non-compete as a part of letting you go? Who in their right mind would ever sign that? That's crazy.
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10/10/2011 8:08:47 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 8:08:47 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
How does that work?

We're letting you go, but here we'll give you two grand if you promise not to put us out of business even though we're putting ourselves out of business.

I'd go for the unemployment, and take whatever money I have to get my own stuff going. Then after a while I'd hit up their customers.

They probably want you to sign a none compete because they are trying to retain whatever clientele they have left. You leaving is going to look bad on them, they're probably afraid you'll steal their business.

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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10/10/2011 8:13:58 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 8:13:58 PM)
show user profile  STRAT


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10/10/2011 8:15:35 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 8:15:35 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
a NC for 2k? lolz.

tell them you'll sign it for 200k. the fucks... i had a similar thing happen to me back in the end of `09; without question the best thing to happen to me ever. period.

now the fun begins...

-Marko Mandaric

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10/10/2011 8:33:43 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 8:33:43 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Jesus, sorry dude... but as others have said, I wouldn't sign that NCC, especially not for 2k, and definitely not if you're starting up your own business (which will be of similar work, I assume?)

"I flew over Egypt once"

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10/10/2011 8:49:38 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 8:49:38 PM)
show user profile  Error404
uh... don't sign that non compete.

If they wanted to put you in a NC, that's something that should be put in front of you to sign when you START the job. Along with your NDA, contract and the usual paper work. Not when you are terminated. -

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10/10/2011 9:07:54 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 9:10:45 PM)
show user profile  Dub.
Sign it, take the cash and compete anyway.

It'll cost them a heck of a lot more than 2K to take you to court. At least here, it's almost impossible to get anyone for a NC breach - unless they are a CEO or something.

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10/10/2011 10:01:07 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 10:01:07 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
The problem with that is that he'd have to pay court costs too. If he ends up losing for breach of contract he may also end up paying his former employers legal fees.

I wouldn't sign squat. 2K isn't worth squat in this economy.

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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10/10/2011 11:14:35 PM (last edit: 10/10/2011 11:14:35 PM)
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