@Man of Mystery wrote:
I really appreciate all of the comments and perspectives.
This is the sentence that I am looking at and believe is a big umbrella:
"However, for two years after acceptance of any assignment for Confero, Shopper will not engage in, own an interest in, manage, control, become employed by, represent, participate in or be connected to the management or control of any business which provides mystery shopping services to end clients or competes with Confero."
I understand the need to protect your company's and client's proprietary information. And that is why we have non-disclosure agreements. But this does seem excessive and like bullying and it just gets under my skin. The shop I am looking at pays $10.00. And while it may or may not be enforceable I won't sign it until I get some clarification in writing from Confero.
I hope others are reading these terms before they blindly sign on (I am not addressing anyone who commented because it is clear to me that you read it) and I hope companies are considering the language before they add them to their terms.
Clauses such as these do have a place in business, but it is WAY above a Mystery Shopper pay grade IMHO.