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    Default Anyone work for Goodstart?

    I started permanent work this year. I've also been offered casual with a different centre on the two days I don't work at Goodstart. That position is to solely work with one special needs child.
    I've been told it's a conflict of interest to work at both centres. I can't find that in my contract but wondered if anyone else knows?

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    I work for goodstart in Brisbane. Although I don't remember if it said anything or not in the contract I too think that it's a conflict of interest. But as I said I'm unsure if it's company policy and just centre specific. I know we can't at mine.

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    I don't think it's a conflict of interest. You have to do what's best for you

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    It could possibly be a conflict of interest. Maybe a bad analogy, but it would be like me working a few shifts a week at Woolworths, and then a few shifts a week at Coles.

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    Default Anyone work for Goodstart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I don't think it's a conflict of interest. You have to do what's best for you
    That's all well and good but it's not exactly what's best if it gets you fired!

    I'd ask your current employer and if they say it's a conflict of interest then get them to show you where it states exclusivity in your contract.

    I work in a very different industry but there is no way I'd be allowed to work for a competitor.

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    Yeh maybe I'm too easy going but I don't see how that should matter. Like people will go where they feel comfortable. Not because someone convinced them. I do like your analogy because I thought the same thing but instead with Optus and Telstra haha. There should be a clause about what you can and can't do if working at two different places but in all honesty with confidentiality policies absolutely nothing about either centre should be discussed at different centres which dissolves their reasoning for conflict of interest

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    A different good start centre or run separately altogether?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    That's all well and good but it's not exactly what's best if it gets you fired!

    I'd ask your current employer and if they say it's a conflict of interest then get them to show you where it states exclusivity in your contract.

    I work in a very different industry but there is no way I'd be allowed to work for a competitor.
    OP said she can't see it in her contract which is why I said I'd go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    OP said she can't see it in her contract which is why I said I'd go for it.
    Is it in any policies? The contract may not specifically mention it but it may refer to a policy so you need to confirm it.

    If there is a HR you need to speak to them.

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    Restraint of trade is the issue here, not conflict of interest. Unless there is something specifically in your contract or policy about working for a competitor during your employment, you should be ok.


 

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