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From: "John Jardine"
Subject: Re: Who owns your mind?
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 15:33:00 -0000
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John Woodgate wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Michael Painter
> wrote (in -news.ops.worldnet.att.net>) about 'Who owns your mind?', on Fri, 29 Nov
> >If a contract is legal then there is nothing illegal in taking action to
> >enforce it.
> My understanding of employment legislation in this area is that it is
> *precisely* the enforcement which has been made illegal. The reason, I
> suppose, is that it's very difficult to define what should be illegal
> *when the contract* is agreed, but the court can much more easily
> determine if a provision is oppressive *on the occasion* and therefore
> is unenforceable.
> For example, a bench engineer probably shouldn't be restrained from
> taking a similar job locally, but a Technical Director or VP Engineering
> might reasonably be restrained from taking the company information he
> has in his head straight to a competitor.
> Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only.
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It's always the troops at the sharp end who are *forced* to make
Until quite recently, it was perfectly normal and acceptable for senior
civil servants in charge of billions of pounds worth of defense spending to
move across and take up residence with the arms companies they had been
dealing with (supposedly) on our behalf.
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