Is it appropriate to contact my old clients from the previous employer?
I am a Bank Branch Manager I moved banks (Same job), is it appropriate to contact my old clients and let them know of my move? I have been with the old institution for over 8 years and have a HUGE client base, many on a friend level. Is it appropriate for me to send them a letter of my new position? I don't believe I have a "non-compete clause" and I don't have a list of my clients just know who they are and how to reach them. What are your thoughts?
Asked By: Paul - 3/17/2011
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i say if they are your clients then you have a right to them. my friend is a hair dresser and she called all her clients when she moved venues. her previous boss was furious but tough...they were HER clients. so i see no difference in what you are doing here.
Answered By: hotwheels122287 - 3/17/2011
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Yes, it would be inappropriate. But if you still feel you must, then I would verify with your previous employer if you did have a non-compete or not. And it wouldn't be a bad idea to check with a lawyer also just to make sure you CYA.
Answered By: Mutt - 3/17/2011
As long as you didn't sign a non-compete agreement, there's nothing wrong with it. That said, I'd find it very hard to believe that you could have a public-facing job in the banking and finance industry and NOT have been made to sign a non-compete as a condition of your previous employment.
Answered By: Teekno - 3/17/2011
Is it legal? Yes ( I think at least). Is it ethical? Ummm kinda iffy.
Answered By: Pngwn - 3/17/2011
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