By Molly Mulebriar
Years ago, when working for a national health insurance carrier, I was asked to sign a non-compete agreement.This was after I worked there for a number of years. I refused.
My line of reasoning went something like this: “I really don’t work for you, I am simply selling my skills and time in return for money. I am independent. Why would I sign an agreement giving up my right to sell my services to anyone else for 2 years after I fire you?”
Of course, this did not sit too well with management. But, they decided I was too valuable to let go, so they quietly shelved the demand somewhere deep within HR-ville.
Now we understand that one of our dearest friends and business partners has just completed a two year non-compete period. Will it make a difference to the prior employer’s bottom line?
Free at last, free at last, what a good feeling, free at last!
Editor’s Note: Mildred now runs a TPA and does not believe in non-compete contracts. Her employees are free and independent. Enslavement is not a company sponsored philosophy.