Gregory Pettigrew (etherial) wrote,
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Death by NDA

Some of you may have been aware that I was starting a new job today. It was to examine calculus problems for math textbooks and create example solutions and guided practice. Unfortunately, that job suffered a Death by NDA. The NDA included a Non-Competition Clause. Pro-Corporate-types consider this an attempt by the company to ensure that its employees don't quit and start up a competitor using the knowledge they gained in their job. Pro-Employee-types consider this an attempt to prevent people from being able to afford to quit their jobs. In general, I object to Non-Competition Clauses, but wouldn't have minded this one too much were it not for some of the language. Because I would be working on math textbooks, the Contract could prevent me from pursuing the manufacturers of these math textbooks for use in my classroom. As a matter of fact, the Contract could prevent me from even using these math textbooks for use in my classroom. When I brought my concerns to my would-be-supervisor's supervisor, he punted me out of the building.

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