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When I left my job as an auto claims adjuster I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement which basically prohibited me from speaking on anything related to internal company information as well as any details on the in house software used in the position.

Standard fare.
Were you paid 14 millions $$$ ??

Well, probably Sinofsky's salary and bonuses were "relevant" to those $$$ he got compensated with...
$14 is not the standard tariff or anything rolleyes.gif
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Were you paid 14 millions $$$ ??

No... I only ended up getting about $11,000 because I only had just over 3 years of service 8P.
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Why does everyone say "Have to"? What happened that "made" you/him do it? Or just the pay?
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He is being rewarded cause he contributed at a leading position/level, not to keep his mouth shut.
If you were a small-time-crook-employee laid off, you would still have to sign the agreement and get almost nothing in return...

if i got laid off or canned from them i still wouldn't agree or sign anything
    
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Yep. Pretty standard non-compete agreement. Every business has them usually for managers and leaders. His severance package seems a bit low for all he did at Microsoft though. $14m isn't enough for a man of his influence.

but then, he IS leaving the company sooo....
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