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Re^3: MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 02, 2015 at 01:21 UTC ( #1122221=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly
in thread MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly

ask for simple english contract ... read it, if you don't understand something ask what it means ... ask why they didn't write that complicated part in simple english ... ask for annotated contract

if they're more than 5 employees they'll be able to explain stuff because they do it all the time ...

unless you're an intern they'll also ought to be willing to write these explanations down / annotate the contract

nobody likes surprise contracts

http://developers.slashdot.org/story/02/03/21/0139244/Beware-Employment-Contracts

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Re^4: MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 06, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
    They have no responsibility in good faith negotiations to expose or expound on elements (or your potential "pain points") that are written in a contract. If the contract states that you need to produce code or they will cut off your hand in the middle of a large fairly tepid paragraph. And you ask them what that means, they don't have any need to point out the fact that your hand will be cut off if you do not produce the code. "Our lawyer wrote this, we can't give you legal advice" "I don't know but we would never use it" "That just goes over some terms" or any matter of responses are perfectly acceptable to a question like that. Basically if you are expecting ANY material benefit from asking the other party for advice/their take when considering a contract you are a little more than drooling on your shoes.

      They have no responsibility ...Basically if you are expecting ANY material benefit from asking the other party for advice/their take when considering a contract you are a little more than drooling on your shoes.

      Sure they do, if you're tricked its called fraud. Even if you're not tricked, it doesn't make everything you sign binding (see non-competes).

      At the very least you get a feel for what type of business you're dealing with.

      Then you thank them for their time, and go and consult your lawyer if you really feel you want to work for dicks.

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