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Dec 24, 2004 4:10 pm

Hi Bill Singer,

I have some questions in regards to legal issues.

I work for MS. When I started work I was asked to sign something that if I left in 6 months I would have to pay them back training fees. It was less than 10K. If I stay longer then it would be 40K to 60K

Do they really go after people legally? What is the best strategy for not paying if I want to leave.  I have only been there for less than 6 months. the training program is not very good. In fact I was supposed to have a mentor and none was provided for me. The training session are essentially the sales manager telling us we are all rookies and don't know anything and have to work harder.


May 25, 2005 9:37 pm

Hi hunter. Some companies really ask you to sign a contract for their assurance that you finish the training. You should've asked questions well enough if some were not clear to avoid these cases because your signature serves as an approval but since they did not meet your needs, there could be some probable arrangements with that issue.

you should consult an attorney at the for your further queries regarding this issue.

Jun 1, 2005 2:12 am

What if you had 7 months to go in your contract and you’ve had an
average production of over 200k for the trailing 2yrs… Would a firm
come after you for the remainder of that training dough even though
you’ve more than paid them back in production?  Not to mention
that they get to keep the non vested portion of a 401.