Friday, March 27, 2015

Amazon Temporary Warehouse Workers' Non-Compete Clause

Hide. Don't sign it.
Panzer got woken up from his nap by all the caterwauling in the Catosphere today. Our poor tired kitty struggled into the Panzermobile to see what all the noise was about.

Following all the yowling and gnashing of teeth, led our black kitty boy to The Verge site. In a post by Spencer Woodman, he discovered Amazon has their temporary employees sign the same contract with the 18-month non-compete clause as the permanent employees.

The contract includes stipulations of not working anywhere where the former employee will directly or indirectly work with any product or service that might compete with any product or service that Amazon sells. Since Amazon sells practically everything known to humankind in the world, the non-compete clause limits former temporary employees' future employment options for 18-months after leaving Amazon.

Panzer says, "Hey, wait a minute. These are temporary employees. They can't work anywhere else for 18-months?"

Note: You'll need a v-e-r-y b-i-g cup of tea, as this is a v-e-r-y l-o-n-g post.

To read the full post, tootle over to Amazon warehouse jobs

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