From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Who owns your mind?
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 22:16:28 -0500
Organization: Have you seen my bench? No, really! Where is it?
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Rich Grise wrote:
> Sponix@freeserve.com (Sponix) wrote in message news:<3de5da50.62623087@News.CIS.DFN.DE>...
> > On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 21:30:40 +0100, "Frank Bemelman"
> > wrote:
> > >And if it bothers you, re-open your contract and have it
> > >changed, or quit .
> > One place I worked had a clause in their conract that they owned
> > everything invented by you for 12 months after leaving and that you
> > weren't allowed to go work for a company in the same field of
> > electronics for the same period of time!
> > This was the same company that sacked an employee for installing car
> > stereos in his spare time as it was against the employment contract..
> > Sponix
> Did the contract have a clause in it:
> "We bet you're not even reading this, dipshit!"
Rich, over 25 years ago I worked for Cincinnati Electronics as a QA
tech on the PRC-77 military radio. They came around and made us sign a
work agreement, claiming anything for the next ten years. One of the
techs on another line was always joking about building a flying saucer.
At lunch time he laughed and said, "I guess this isn't the time to tell
them I finished it and its ready for the first flight." I smiled and
said, "Don't bother to tell them, just fly it to work tomorrow. Leave
it hovering over the parking lot and climb down a rope ladder, then have
it retract. Then tell them, There it is, if you can get in and figure
it out before it runs out of fuel, you can have the patent rights."
Michael A. Terrell