Employee Gets Fired And Then Asked To Finish Job, Says It Violates Their NDA

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    Font - Posted by u/cranne 20 hours ago 39 46 3 51 34 3. "As per my NDA, I am not allowed to discuss this position with former employers. Since my firing is effective immediately you are now a former employer" oc M Gather round as I tell you the story of the time I got fired at the worst place I have ever worked. From day one, it was a nightmare. There was 0 onboarding or training. I was simply given the log-in info for a couple of different websites and told to get to work. This company planned
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    Font - Not a big deal, I say to myself. I'm good at thinking on my feet. I'll just ask questions when I need clarification on something. That turned out to be impossible. My manager's first language wasn't English. I'm all for learning new languages. I think it's a great skill to have and it takes a lot of work and being able to speak multiple languages is impressive. The problem was that her English was so poor that it was often very hard to understand what she was trying to say. I once asked i
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    Font - Regardless, I did my best in the position. Small mistakes happened here and there but overall all the speakers were very happy and felt well supported. I struggled on the communication with my manager, but I thought the company was happy with my work. Until 4 months in when I was randomly pulled into a meeting with my manager, HR, and legal. Effective immediately I was fired. I asked why I was being fired and why this was the first I had heard of any problems. Why wasn't there a write up
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    Font - That was a bulls! reason and we all knew it. If you don't like me personally, fine but don't try and make this seem like I was a bad employee. To be honest, I was furious. We do the exit interview with HR and then she asks me to send over any documents I had (we worked on personal computers remotely) and describe where I was at in regards to our next event and our speakers. NDA's are really common in this field, I've signed one at every job I've ever worked. But this employer's NDA had a
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    Font - "As per my NDA, I am not to discuss intimate details or share documents relating to this position with any employer- past or future. Since this firing was effective immediately, you are now a former employer and I am bound by my NDA" HR hemmed and hawed a little bit telling me that of course I could speak to them about it, this was about their event. I pulled out my copy of the NDA (always save contracts) and pointed out the exact clause and said that it clearly stated that if I violated
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    Font - They fired me 17 days before the event. They didn't have time to start over from scratch. I still keep in contact with some of my coworkers and apparently the event was a s..t show and manager nearly lost her job because of it. Over half the speakers pulled out once communication broke down. All because I~TAKE ToO ION9 tO ResPoND tO EMAILS~
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    Font - technos · 17h An acquaintance of mine got out of his non-compete with a trick like this. A couple months after quitting he gets a call from his former employer, asking if he could pretty-please help out one of their customers. "No", he says. "I've got ten months left on my non-compete". They offer to hire him back as a contractor to do the work. "My lawyer informs me that would also run foul of the non-compete. I may be contracting for you, but I'm employing myself." After a little postur
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    Font - hankbaumbachjr · 18h 2 S Even without the NDA if I were fired "effective immediately" that means my job no longer is paying me to answer such questions so I have zero obligation to answer them. You fired me and now you want me to finish doing my job for free?!?
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    Font - mwaaahfunny - 20h Reminded me of a non-compete clause our software engineers had to sign back in the '80s that stated they could not work for a competitor or start a business doing the same work within a 100 mile radius. Mike M quit and started his own business doing software. Got sued. Went to court. His lawyer said "Judge the non- compete does not specify the center of the radius". Aaaaand judgement for Mike.


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