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Probation / Non-compete

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I was just notified that my co. (headquartered in PA) is sending "probation letters" to everyone who is not 90% of quota for the year. In my division that is 6 out of 7 salespeople - myself included. My boss told me to expect the letter tomorrow, sign, and return to him immediately. Will signing this letter affect my unemployment benefits should I be let go at the end of the probation period? ALso, I signed a non-compete w/ this co. Can they enforce if I am terminated? What if I resign? For future reference, is it possible to NOT sign a non-compete without raising eyebrows?



Not making quota is not a reason to be denied unemployment. And no, don't quit as that is a reason for no unemployment.

As for the non-compete, a professional would ahve to read it and understand your state's laws to answer. And yes, if companies demand one, unless you have great negotitaing power, they will insist on it.

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