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Posted May 1, 2012 17:20 UTC (Tue) by boklm (subscriber, #34568)
About this "new contract" proyvind keep talking about, for me there were various reasons to refuse a new contract :
- Their plan was to move all Mandriva debts to Edge-IT, and close Edge-IT to get rid of the debts. I'm not sure about the legality of this, and didn't really want to be involved in something like this.
- Edge-IT was already in the process of closing when they made a proposal to some of us (and only to a few people which is I think not legal according to french laws). I don't think it would have been legally possible to change contract at this point in time when the process of closing Edge-IT was started and not finished.
- the proposal they made to some of us was something like this: you sign an Edge-IT resignation letter 1 month in the past (before the process of closing Edge-IT was started), and a Mandriva contract also 1 month in the past. I don't think signing papers dated in the past is legal.
- for various reasons that I will not take the time to explain here I didn't trust those people, and knew that I didn't want to work with those people after seeing how they managed the company in the past months
- I was not convinced at all by what they agreed to tell us about their plans
- mandriva employees were still not getting they salary paid in time so signing a new contract there seemed a little risky
- in France, in case of economic layoff, you get some money, and can continue to be paid for some time while unemployed, so I though it was much better to wait until the end of Edge-IT which was coming soon, and then spend some time to think about what to do next.
And I can add that they decided alone to fire all edge-it people, didn't discuss this with people before it was done, and when asking questions about future of the company we were explained a few times that it's not our business to think about this. So it's not really surprising that people refused to sign a new contract.
I will not take the time to correct all the other "facts", but they are equally wrong.
Posted May 1, 2012 18:57 UTC (Tue) by Los__D (guest, #15263)
Sounds like the right choice to get out of there.
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