Re: Unusual Employment Agreements

Subject: Re: Unusual Employment Agreements
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 09:31:52 -0800 (PST)

I've handled that type of thing two ways:

Cross them out, initial the crossout, then sign the form
Under them, write in that they agree to pay you $2,000 if the
contract ends before the defined date.

Chances are, it will elicit a discussion ending with a compromise or
a deletion.

--- Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi all:
> An agency just email me an employment agreement to sign with two
> unusual clauses:
> 1.) I agree to pay the agency $2000 if I sign the agreement and
> then change my mind and do not show up to start work.
> 2.) I agree to pay the agency $2000 if I leave the contract job
> before it is scheduled to be completed.
> Have you had any experiences with employment agreement clauses
> like such? Thoughts?

John Posada
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