Tech Contracts

My brother looking for a job recently reminded me of some seemingly common contract practises I have come across earlier in my life. Notably the clauses that state somthing about what one does on ones spare time and/or after one leaves the job.

It seems that there typically are restrictive clauses in these regards. Something like:

  1. We own everything you do
  2. You cannot work a similar job after leaving this job
  3. We expect you to dedicate yourself 100% to the company project/mission


Personally I hold such notions in low regard.

I also came across an essay on the topic when combing through my RSS at the end of 2023. I hold similar opinions:

Why side projects are essential for creatives—and employers should embrace them | Jonas Downey

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