Thursday, October 25, 2018

Non-disclosure agreements

As non-disclosure agreements are in the news I thought posting one might add a little information to the discussion. This is an extract from one I was pressured into signing in 2009.
4. The terms of this Agreement are confidential and shall not be disclosed by either party to any third party except:-
4.1 in the case of the Employee his immediate family, provided such person agrees to maintain confidentiality; or
4.2 in either case for the purposes of taking professional advice in relation to this Agreement provided the professional adviser is bound by a duty of confidence; or
4.3 in compliance with any legal obligation to disclose, for example to HM Revenue and Customs or the Compensation Recovery Unit.
5. The parties agree and undertake (in consideration of their mutual promises to that effect) that neither will make or publish any derogatory or disparaging statement or do anything in relation to the other, which is intended to or which might be expected to damage or lower their respective reputations.
You'll see that I shouldn't be posting this (clearly!) but as the other party broke the terms of this (para 5 above) in a private briefing to ex-colleagues the day after it was signed I'm not unduly bothered!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mutterings - Oct 23

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Bitter :: Herbs (Passover)
  2. Sister :: Brother
  3. Health :: Service
  4. Weekly :: Timesheet (not going to be many more of these for me?!)
  5. Theory :: Relativity
  6. Innocent :: Pope
  7. Bar :: Barrister
  8. Conditional :: if () ...
  9. Basement :: Department store
  10. Rehab :: Drugs
catching up again...
  1. Peaceful :: Vista
  2. Halloween :: nearly birthday!
  3. Wave :: o/ (IRC..)
  4. Always :: Present
  5. Blow out :: Straw
  6. Rumors :: Nasty
  7. Family :: Commit
  8. Unwanted :: Approach
  9. Love :: Actually
  10. Cubicle :: Work (but never had one inflicted on me)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mutterings - Oct 10

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Unexpected :: Arrival
  2. Register :: Fast (a computing connection)
  3. Argument :: Parameter (ditto!)
  4. Calendar :: Mayan
  5. Breakfast :: Croissant
  6. Crossed :: Purposes
  7. Sticker :: Laptop (my work one has a few!)
  8. Simplistic :: Wrong (but what do I know!)
  9. Jingle :: Bells! (a bit early..but advertising is prob not UK common parlance)
  10. Cornerstone :: Faith (1 Peter in New Testament)