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Shannon wrote:A 10 mile radius??? That is a by far a bit much. I worked at one place that after I left I couldn't work within 2 miles of them for one year.
10 miles.....I would run as well.
mush wrote:uh, you're a receptionist/spa coordinator. so if you sign the document, does it mean you cannot be a receptionist within 10 miles?
jillith wrote:my school has a separate day spa that students can work at once they get their temporary license. their contract has a 50 min radius non-compete clause! i think i heard it's in effect for 3-5 yrs! i'm so glad i don't work for them!
If it is a place you really, really, want to work, I wouldn't even mention the non compete clause and just sign it, they will most likely never enforce it, and it is probably unenforceable anyway.
moogie303 wrote:We have a non-compete contract at our clinic which held up in court the one and only time we were forced to sue someone. Our non-compete is very reasonable. It does not in any way restrict where you can work. You can work right across the street from us if you so choose. What is does restrict is our clients.
From graduates I have spoke to it seems to be very rare to actually turn any of your practice clients into paying ones, but I was hoping I could keep one or two.
maestra wrote:I don't think they understand the nature of the business... our work is very intimate, and our clients can become very attached to us. I don't think it's shocking at all that they want to follow us when we move to a new location!
moogie303 wrote:We have a non-compete contract at our clinic which held up in court the one and only time we were forced to sue someone. Our non-compete is very reasonable. It does not in any way restrict where you can work. You can work right across the street from us if you so choose. What is does restrict is our clients. You are not allowed to solicit business in any way from our existing clientelle once you leave our employment for the period of one year. This includes telling them where you plan to move on to before you leave.
The reason for this is simple. We invest money, time and effort to bring in the clients. Our therapists are employees. We provide everything for them, including advertising. We have over the years had therapists who come to work for us solely for the purpose of building a clientelle and then leaving with them.
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