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Re^2: Code Samples and Previous Employers

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 20, 2005 at 05:27 UTC ( #440989=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Code Samples and Previous Employers
in thread Code Samples and Previous Employers

You don't start trust-based relationship by demonstrating how easily you'll break legal agreements.
That's assuming you are breaking legal agreements.


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Re^3: Code Samples and Previous Employers
by zentara (Archbishop) on Mar 20, 2005 at 13:30 UTC
    You don't start trust-based relationship by demonstrating how easily you'll break legal agreements.

    Unless it's a government spy agency,(or a company fronting for the mob ) interview. :-)


    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. flash japh

      Even then, there is always an "unwritten code" of conduct that one is expected to follow for *any* organization, it's part of what keeps an organization distinguishable and coherent over time.

      It is easy to nitpick over what constitutes a "legal agreement" but common sense would seem to dictate it is a good idea to check before giving out any information that might not "belong" to you.

      =oQDlNWYsBHI5JXZ2VGIulGIlJXYgQkUPxEIlhGdgY2bgMXZ5VGIlhGV
Re^3: Code Samples and Previous Employers
by hardburn (Abbot) on Mar 21, 2005 at 14:13 UTC

    Regardless of what you sign when you start working for someone, any code you write under an employer belongs to the employer unless explicitly stated otherwise. What the interviewer in the OP was asking was likely illegal in just about any Western country.

    "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

Re^3: Code Samples and Previous Employers
by basje (Beadle) on Mar 22, 2005 at 12:47 UTC
    ... leave out the word legal, and it's still valid:

    You don't start trust-based relationship by demonstrating how easily you'll break agreements.

    Unless you have permission of the employer of course :)

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