I am not a full time player or teacher. Things are very slow at my "day job" so I applied for a job teaching at the local music store.
The store is really a music school that also sells instruments. What I mean is, the school is big and well known and the store is fairly small.
I got the job!
I received a pack of information in the mail with a note from the owner that said, "here are a few papers for you to sign".
Most of it was basic hand book stuff.
Here is the reason for the post:
There is a contract that was written by an attorney that is protecting the school from everything. It is very open ended in their favor. Here are a few things that concern me.
If I leave my job and solicit or talk to my students I have to pay 1,200.00 per student to the school. If I tell any business secrets that they deem hurting the school they have the right to sue me and I have to pay for their attorney. The contract is filled with this kind of wording.
Is this type of thing standard in the industry? If I were going for a job in my "Day time industry" I wouldn't sign it. I teach trumpet one day a week after work. It seems a little excessive to me.