I am in talks with one company (to be hired as a web developer) and looks like a contract is going to be signed soon. There are talks about non-compete clause that does not allow me to work in the social media niche for 6months or a year after a termination.
I have no experience with contracts like this yet but for me it seems like there are two potential problems:
- 6 or 12 months is a lot of time in the world of start-ups and if I am earning just an average I may end up in trouble with money.
- 'Social media' is a very ambiguous saying. I believe any interaction between users (i.e. comments) may be classified as 'social media' by a good lawyer.
I just don't want to get into any stupid problems that could have been easily avoided in the future.