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On Sep 27, 2005, at 2:17 PM, David Maynard wrote:

Where and when is there an issue of "stealing clients of the former
employer" and a violation of the Engineer's Code of Ethics?
Clients aren't property--they can't be stolen. Soliciting people you've worked for in the past is often in poor taste, but it's only an ethical issue if you have a valid non-compete agreement with your employer. It does tend to irritate former employers and it's not always seen as good form by the clients your'e trying to 'convert,' so there's a risk to doing it.
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chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
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