Help: Job Offer Terms

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  1. McGiord, Jun 20, 2008
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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    Hi MR community, as always seeking good and friendly advice, I received a Job Offer from "COMPANY X" and it has the following statement:

    "This offer is for employment of indefinite duration that can be terminated with or without cause and notice at any time, either by COMPANY X, or the employee"

    Is this common practice by the companies?
    What could be a better statement that I can use in a counter proposal letter?

    Thanks
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  3. tefleming macrumors 6502

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    Jessica's right, that's basically the definition of "at will employment" the whole two weeks thing is a matter of courtesy.
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    Also, a counter proposal on those terms is basically useless, as at-will employment is governed by your state's labor laws. Neither you nor the employer can agree to do otherwise unless there's a Personal Services contract in effect (similar to pro sports & entertainment industry standards, occasionally used in the private business sector). That, or you're being hired as CEO...
     
  5. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    Yup... I think the term is "Right to Employ" states. It basically means that, aside from the issue being otherwise illegal (racial, for example), they can fire you for any reason. Actually, they don't even have to give you one.

    But don't be discouraged by that, it's standard.
     
  6. McGiord, Jun 20, 2008
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    McGiord thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I also consulted a friend who runs his own company and told me that it is typical for the companies to do it.

    I accepted the offer, and will begin the hiring process soon.

    Have a nice MR weekend!
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