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Author: dcardno Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1626  
Subject: Re: Need Advice - Engineering Job(s) Date: 3/16/2012 3:06 PM
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I hold a valuable certification that I think they [old employer] love to keep on their books as saying 'hey, look who we employ'.
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I also think that my new employer wouldn't like the 'idea' of me being an employee of someone else... I would have keep that secret from them...

So - how do you like the idea of being fired by both employers, after the new employer stumbles upon the "hey look who we employ" claim?

You might get some sort of buy-in (from both sides) to be 'available' to your old employer on a continuing basis, although who gets the benefit of any payment for your services would have to be negotiated - I wouldn't assume that you will see all of it. You are more likely to get agreement to 'phase yourself out' or 'provide transitional support' or some-such. You are unlikely to be able to arrange ongoing dual employment, although it has been known to happen (more likely if you tell both companies that you wish to be an independent consultant). Trying to arrange it behind their backs is a recipe for disaster. Were I the new employer I would fire you the second I found out about it - and to be honest, I would be very concerned that you would even make such an enquiry.

Cheers,

Dean
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