I have always heard that if you leave Edward Jones you have a one year non-solicitation in your contract, but that if you get fired Jones has voided the contract. I would like to hear from people who have had experience with their legal department. Getting fired may be the way to go if it causes them as a counter-party to the contract to void it by terminating your employment.
I would like to hear opinions from other people than SpacemanSpiff because I know that he is going to say it sticks regardless. BTW Spaceman works in a cubible in the home office's propoganda department. Consider the evidence that he is a home office employee:
1) Has already admitted to years in the home office
2) every post he has on here is between 8am-5pm St Louis time
3) he staunchly defends Jones no matter what
4) he knows Jones's darkest deepest secrets somehow magically. For instance he can answer a rebuttle to any question anyone asks about the GP kickbacks to the senior principals of the firm. (ie. When someone asked about the contract for everyoffice's artwork being a kickback to a company owned by Dan Timm's wife; Spiffy was the first one to jump in and tell us all about the details of the Timm's comphensation structure with the firm.
5) he even defends the obvious evils of the firm as if it somehow helps the clients (ie "revenue sharing agreements" with mutual fund vendors and insurance companies)
I want to hear what anyone with real experience has to say about this topic of the Jones non-compete options before I leave.
My "real experience" tells me that if your numbers are poor enough to be fired at Jones, you need to find another line of work.