I’m sure many of you are aware of and have signed a non-compete clause in the past. But have you ever signed a non-disparaging clause? I have. And it’s quite interesting.
Looking back, it should’ve been a crystal ball into the future. I didn’t last with the company more than eight dreadfully long and stressful months, but I should’ve known that would happen by the mere fact that I had to sign that kind of clause. It should have been a clue to look deeper into their corporate culture.
I do think I learned and grew in the position for the eight months I was there. And I also learned, moving forward, that a company that has a non-disparagement type clause might have something to hide.
Now that my anniversary year is over, I laugh and think they should’ve made it three years!!