On Fri, Jun 02, 2000 at 10:12:43AM +0100, David Murphy articulated:
> Companies put all sorts of things they know they can't enforce into
> contracts, licences, etc. Negotiate the contract terms - if they won't
> negotiate, then don't sign the contract. Work somewhere else.
Okay, thank you all for your advice. I got in touch with HR this morning,
and voiced my concerns. HR person stated that they wouldn't enforce it,
that it was more for people working in their Digital Media Division. I
asked then, if for my own peace of mind they could have it altered to read
what Vincent suggested.
I was told "Nope, but don't lose any sleep over it." I know other people
who work there who as I do, write and develop stuff, and have never had
The problem with being to forcefull about it is that to this company (and
we are talking a _big_ company here), I am probably not worth too much,
whereas if I were a sysadmin or programmer, I might be able to swing a
little leeway. As it stands, it is tough enough getting work that takes
into account my 30+ hours a week that I have to do in my course.
I don't really have to make my mind up until Wednesday, and I may well
take some legal advice.
Thanks again, I'd really like to hear of anyone else who has had similair
problems in the past.
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