I Refused To Sign A Non-Compete With My Current Employer And Won't Sign One In The Future

This all applies equally to manufacturers.  Again, Nod-Solicit and Non-Disclosure agreements are fine and make sense.

At my previous employer I went from superstar to "out of favor" following a change in managers.  I continued to work, produce good sales numbers etc.  But it was clear that I was no longer a valued part of the sales team.  I started looking around.  Got to the job offer phase with a competitor.  Their legal department iced the offer because they were afraid of legal costs related to the non-compete.

Result: Multiple years stuck in unhappy employment before finally pulling the plug.  This was difficult financially and led to a lot of uncertainty and stress.

Non-competes are bad for employers and for employees.  They favor bigger companies and incumbents because they have the legal & financial resources to threaten employees and smaller companies.  In this sense, non-competes stifle innovation.

I refused to sign a non-compete with my current employer and won't sign one in the future.

 

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