[Courses] [Careers] My mid-life career change to software

Mary mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org
Mon Feb 7 16:02:22 EST 2005

On Sat, Feb 05, 2005, Julie B wrote:
> 4. Something I didn't anticipate is that development managers here in
> Silicon Valley seem to pick up a bunch of developers who follow them
> from company to company. I liken it to a mother duck who's followed
> around by her little ducklings (I'm a duckling :-). This makes it hard
> for newbies who haven't been caught up in the trail of a manager yet
> to get started, so you need to work on finding managers and team
> leaders that you get along well with early on.

This isn't something that seems all that common where I live -- it's
more common for equal level collegues to poach each other when they get
a chance to get into their own business.

Does Silicon Valley commonly have a "no poaching" clause? I've seen
several contracts in Australia where there's a clause saying you can't
hire anyone else from the company until six months after you leave.


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