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How iron-clad is my non-compete?

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  • How iron-clad is my non-compete?

    My new employer has everyone sign a non-compete, and I'm wondering how iron-clad it is. It's literally warehousing, all we're doing is receiving freight and shipping freight. It's very broadly worded. If the product is consumable, but I go to work for a company that ships non-consumables, is this now a violation of the non-compete? Seems aggressive to have one at all, but maybe this is the first time I've ever paid attention to what I was signing. As far as I'm concerned, warehousing is warehousing, and experience on how to efficiently receive and ship freight is why I'm being brought on. Is this a standard thing that is only enforced when it's a CEO going to another company?

    And if I quit, what would their capability or motivation be to track or sue an employee at the lowest level?
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