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Archive for August, 2007

Since when is money more important than services delivered for that money?

For example, a contractor may sign an NDA and a non-compete agreement to get a gig. And perhaps agree to binding arbitration instead of using the courts.

Why would someone sign away their right to communicate or compete or pursue legal recourse just to get a certain job? Certainly, I can see how there would be circumstances that would make it worth the contractor’s while to agree to those restrictions. But it’d have to be a sweet deal.

What could be done to balance such restrictions? What requirements could a contractor put in a contractor put in his agreement?

One thing this reaffirms: He who writes the contract wins. So maybe contractors should write their own contracts. That’s an idea.

If a client or employer won’t sign the contractor’s contract in lieu of their own contract, then the contractor needs them more than they need him. Maybe that’s a bad situation for the contractor to be in. Move on if you can afford to.

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Harry Potter

My wife finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone today. She gets to work early and reads.

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Path Finder 4.7.2

A few minutes ago I purchased Path Finder 4.7.2. for OS X. I evaluated it. I don’t like that it seems so slow to load (and thus slows my login process) and I had a little trouble with it conflicting with The Missing Sync (once) but it’s just can’t-live-without-it-ware. In Windows, I can’t live without Directory Opus. In OSX, I can’t live without Path Finder.

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