New job on 5/22

Just a note to say I quit my job on Monday. Or at least I gave them two weeks notice.

I start my new job on May 22nd, and will post more then.

I’ll also say that my former company is enforcing my non-compete, which limited the offers I could accept (I had three on the table). In the end, the job I’ve taken is going to totally kick ass, and I’m excited about it (it’s the one I wanted to take anyways) but I wanted those other options open for my own negotiation power… and they’re being dicks about the non-compete.

Lesson learned: don’t ever sign another non-compete. A NDA, or IP-clause, fine… but not a non-compete.

More on the reasons I left and where I’m heading next after I get my last paycheck.

Sidenote: I should be blogging more again soon šŸ˜‰

4 Responses to “New job on 5/22”

  • Congrats … glad it worked out …

  • Congrats, Good luck in your new job

  • Hi, John. Congrats on the new gig. Looking forward to hearing the details. On the non-compete, unless your existing company continues to compensate you, most non-competes expire at the point when your employment expires. I just went through this with an employee that we wanted to hire from another firm. If the non-compete is holding you back, I highly suggest speaking with an employment attorney. Hasta!!

  • I’m with Andy: my understanding is that non-competes are pretty toothless and unenforceable.

    An attorney’s opinion would be useful (IANAL).

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