[log in to unmask] (Michael Feldman) quoted and then wrote:

>[said Jim Hopper]
>> I had the same experience when coming to SAIC.  Their agreement was a bit
>> unclear on this issue. I refused to sign/hire on till it was modified.  I
>> spoke with the corp lawyers on the phone for a while about my
>> consulting/contract software activities and we worked it out no problem.
>Good people ought to be willing to be reasonable on stuff like this.
>If they are not, it's probably a good sign that you don't really
>wanna work for them.:-)

That is the essential value of such contract negotiations.  It helps you
sort out which organizations for which you don't want to work.  I told my
father when I entered the workforce that a company which would not hire
someone with a beard was a company in whose environment I would not want
to work.

Larry Kilgallen