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noncompete even when I only trained for 4 days?

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blackmong


Arresto Menor
Hi, I am a fresh graduate.

I was in a company a couple months back, I signed a trainee contract, NDA, non-compete and non-circumvent.
After four days of training, me and my employer decided to part ways as it is a mismatch and we had a bad start regarding my employment.

Now, I totally understand and agree with the non-disclosure and non-circumvent. I have no plans of actually going against my signature regarding this cases. However for the non-compete I have some things that I do not understand.

I know that non-compete is prohibiting someone to apply or work for a company the same nature as them. The company was a "KPO" (as they say it) and I was just a trainee for only a matter of four days.
I am still looking for a job but then I found myself going into BPO companies (now, I don't know if this is the same nature as them or it has the same work) but for a specific job title and description.

I have never acknowledged them as a previous employer bc it was repeatedly said and reiterated that I was just a trainee and never was I an employee.

My question is, if ever I got into one of the companies (that might be the same nature as theirs, that I am not sure), am I violating the non-compete that I signed earlier??



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It kept on bugging me so I had to actually ask someone but I don't personally know anyone who is familiar with these kinds of things. Thank you.

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council


Reclusion Perpetua
what type of work were you supposed to do in that company?

does the new company have the same exact service or product also?

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blackmong


Arresto Menor
actually I don't even know what work will I be doing after I trained, they said I might be on research or as a VA (virtual assistant) but all of that doesn't have any assurance. So I really have no idea.

basically they are a consulting company.


The work that I am applying for now is as a content writer, on a BPO company.

I was just worried because I can see the word 'consulting' in these companies that I am applying for now. (just to clarify, I am applying now as a WRITER and not as a VA of some sort)



Don't I have any leverage? Thinking that I've only been in their company for 4 days and only as a trainee? I was never a regular or probee employee anyways and simply, if they are worried that I might be in a competition company, what can I say about their company that might affect them when basically I know nothing?

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