Salesforce Career Seekers – let’s talk about “non-competes”, which also can be called NDA’s, CDA’s, PIA’s, SA’s, or some other legal document that employers may have you sign that protects their “trade secrets”.
In speaking with a Salesforce consultant this past week, he/she was recently employed by a system integrator.
AFTER STARTING, he/she was then handed a non-compete to sign that stated he/she could not work for a competitor for a year after ending their employment with this new employer.
So let’s recap (if this was me):
1. I’m a Salesforce consultant
2. There’s thousands of Salesforce integrators (aka competitors)
3. I’m handed a legal document to sign after I’ve already started basically saying, I’ll need to take a year off after leaving or face potential legal ramifications
Quite a frustrating story and maybe there’s more to it on the legal side, but I don’t see how this is in your best interest.
To conclude, that was their last day (after having their lawyer review).
Please don’t get backed into a corner like this, thoroughly review every document you are asked to sign, if something seems “off”, ask someone.
A new, better opportunity awaits you…