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Non-compete agreement

Does Oracle enforce it? What’s the best way to handle it? Anyone who went to competition can share their experience?

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You can fight a non-compete in many cases but depends on the laws of the state. With that in mind, should Oracle pursue a former employee for "violation" of a non-compete, you could go to the EEOC and other law firms as Oracle doesn't want the publicity. Candidly, non-competes are yet another violation of our right to work.

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Post ID: @ealv+17yYgA53

If you are in that position where it really matters, then dont take any IP with you. Oracle monitors such activity and you will be sued, together with your new employer.

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Post ID: @3bbn+17yYgA53

Right, because if you are getting legal advice from an anonymous website, you have bigger problems.

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Post ID: @1lqg+17yYgA53

"Depends on your state. Those things are illegal, restricted or not enforced in many states."

You need to research this topic before providing unsubstantiated – and potentially harmful – information in a broad-brushed fashion. In fact, the majority of states will allow enforcement of non-compete agreements, assuming the employee was not forced to sign under duress.

Sure, depending on the circumstances, the employee 'may' prevail in a court of law, but most employees will be out-gunned by Oracle's legal resources and will not have the financial resources to adequately defend themselves, should Oracle elect to enforce the agreement.

Bottom line – it's always a risk when we sign these...

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Post ID: @1zqe+17yYgA53

So true about a sad mentality of “If you don’t like it, leave.” This is why I never complete those dumb Glint employee surveys. Oracle “Leadership” doesn’t care what our feedback is and we know it by how they embrace the “leave if you don’t like it” mentality.

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Post ID: @1cuq+17yYgA53

This attitude of if you don’t like it, leave?

That is how you maintain a docile flock of sheeple, who never ever challenge or ask why.

Not the kind of employees who make bold suggestions. Not the type of engineers who feel supported in their day to day interactions.

You end up with a bunch of yes men and women. Then you wonder why your company is mediocre, your revenue is flat and your cloud product is at best a niche player and at its worst an industry laughing stock.

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Post ID: @1wmh+17yYgA53
What right does an employer - where you work as an employee at will with no recourse if they fire you for any reason - have to prevent you from taking your talents to any other buyer?

None unless you choose to give him that right; if you don't like the terms. don't sign the agreement.

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Post ID: @pyo+17yYgA53

Depends on your state. Those things are illegal, restricted or not enforced in many states. They are also b_||5hit.

What right does an employer - where you work as an employee at will with no recourse if they fire you for any reason - have to prevent you from taking your talents to any other buyer?

Of course Oracle is such a cold and toxic place, I wouldn’t be surprised if they come after you with their $500/hr lawyers.

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