I am hoping to get some advice and thoughts. I'll try to make this brief:
Planner friend: Laid off (as of March)- decides to open own firm. Asks me, who is employed in private sector planning firm, to be partner. I would like to but am waiting for hubby to get permanent job instead of being IT contractor. I am not happy where I am and am pretty disappointed with the firm.
1. Can my planner friend pursue any jobs before the March xx, 2009 final lay off date?
2. How do I make transition from one firm to another. I do have this long non-compete clause that I signed with current employer; however, the job has not panned out the way I hoped and they've cut my hours to about 30/week. Is it ethical to ask them to release me from that?
3. What can I do to help my planner friend get started without breaking ethics. Both of us want to be ethical and above-board in all things. The field of planning my planner friend is not the field of planning that I am in (I'm very specialized).
All the basics are being done--business plan, incorporation (although my name will not be on the incorporation papers yet), etc etc.
Any thoughts and suggestions would be very much appreciated. And yes, we are both AICP.
thanks so much for bearing with me here.