Re: Employment....

Subject: Re: Employment....
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Wanda Phillips <wetcoastwriter -at- me -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:23:06 -0500

Sometimes a good idea, sometimes very bad. If you signed a non-compete
and have transferable skills, and if your former employer is feeling
rather nasty, they can lawyer up and sue you for breach of agreement.
It happened to a former co-worker of mine years ago. He was a project
manager, and went to work for a competitor after being let go. You'd
think that a company letting you go means "no longer has valuable
skills or knowledge" but the courts ruled in the company's favor. He
had to decline the job (his new ex-employer kindly paid the legal fees
for him, which I thought was excellent of them to do) and find another
in a non-competing space.

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Wanda Phillips <wetcoastwriter -at- me -dot- com> wrote:
> LOL, that is a very good idea. Another co-worker chased out by the same manager has gone to work for a competitor and finds their internal culture a shock after our previous, shared employer.
>
> I am concentrating on writing, capturing my technical experience and, in other areas, turning my personal experience into stories for others to enjoy and gasp in shock and horror.
>
> My "secret" has always be tell the truth, the whole truth, as I have experienced it. I am sure it has cost me as many jobs as it has gotten for me. I am pleasant and interesting, and not very secretive or devious. If I had been, I may not have gotten the job in the first place. I won over the hiring team with my confidence and technical reach, and I tipped the team with my casual honesty. A change in the supervisor brought in someone who hadn't chosen me and found much me confrontational rather than open. It was a learning experience; unfortunately, for me, I didn't learn fast enough.
>
> Wanda
> ------------------
> ...in order to understand the true nature of reality, we must realize that nothing ever really happens.
> Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rinpoche, Sun of Wisdom (Shambhala Publications), 3-4.
> ------------------
>
> On 2012-02-28, at 10:34 AM, "philstokes03 -at- gmail -dot- com" <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Have you considered approaching your former employers direct competitors? You could be an attractive hire, depending on the nature of the business ;)
>>
>> Phil
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: wanda
>> Sent:  28/02/2012, 22:02
>> To: Dan Goldstein
>> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: Re: Employment....
>>
>>
>> Absolutely, I know that. The chances are there but the information is available to any prospective employer. In fact, it comes up whenever I apply for work. I could lie, but the chances that my former employer would lie is minimal. The information is part of my work record. Nothing I say anywhere is not already recorded somewhere.
>>
>> Sad, eh?
>>
>> wanda
>> wetcoastwriter -at- me -dot- com
>>
>>
>>
>> On Feb 28, 2012, at 8:40 AM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
>>
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